Over the course of 2.5 years, the low residency format combines intensive ten-day residency periods each winter and summer in beautiful Lake Tahoe with full-time work in the student’s home studio throughout the semesters. following. A dynamic group of professors, renowned guest artists, professional mentors and peers guide you through the process of developing an active and professional practice.
Using all available channels, students engage, critique, and explore unfamiliar ideas and cross-disciplinary issues. Personalized mentorship and extended studio time help students develop the expressive and professional skills needed to realize their personal visions.
The Low-Resolution MFA-IA program offers an alternative to a traditional MFA program, both in structure and philosophy. Although we are a full-time program, we consciously designed the ten-day residencies knowing that not everyone can go for an entire summer or several weeks at a time. We know that dedicated, talented, and driven artists and thinkers have children, jobs, or other responsibilities that prevent them from committing to a conventional MFA program in the field.
The academic and artistic ecosystem is defined by a shared environment, both physical and virtual. The program prioritizes cultivating safer spaces to gather and learn.