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Low-Residency MFA Graduation

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Rhoden Arts Center
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
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Low-Res MFA Graduation

We are excited to host the Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts (Low-Res MFA) Commencement Ceremony on Wednesday, August 7, 2024 in the Rhoden Arts Center of PAFA’s Hamilton Building.  Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our Low-Residency MFA graduates.  

The graduating students’ friends, families, and colleagues, as well as members of the community, are welcome to join us to celebrate this capstone moment of their professional journeys.  RSVPs are not required in order to attend the event.

The Low-Res MFA Program is designed for students who desire the community, support, and rigor of a traditional MFA, but with a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.  Similar to our traditional MFA, the Low-Residency program focuses on independent studio work and is interdisciplinary in nature, welcoming a wide range of approaches to art-making. The Low-Residency MFA gives students the tools to engage deeply and critically with making their work while thinking about their practice in relation to contemporary and historical art and ideas.

Graduation will be available as a live broadcast on PAFA's YouTube channel.

Following Graduation, guests are welcome to join us for the Opening Reception of the Annual Low-Res MFA Thesis Exhibition in the Hamilton Building’s Anne Bryan Gallery, Broad Street Studio, and School of Fine Arts Gallery from 5pm - 7pm.