Graduate Programs

A low student-to-faculty ratio and individualized mentorship are the PAFA trademark. Graduate programs are not bound by the conventions and traditions of academic and technical systems but informed by them, engaging in a critical framework that strives for authenticity and open discourse.

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is an interdisciplinary, two-year program. At its core is the artist's individual studio work, along with seminars in contemporary art, theory, and professional skills. Candidates develop a thoughtful, sustainable professional practice.

The Low-Residency MFA provides the community, support, and rigor of the traditional MFA, with a more flexible structure to fit busy schedules. Candidates study remotely during Fall and Spring Semesters and in-person during Summer Semesters.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a one-year, graduate-level immersion where students develop and hone their artistic practice and portfolio.