Graduate Programs

Our three low-residency Master of Fine Art programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing artists seeking the terminal degree in their discipline while maintaining active, full-time professional careers. Each program requires 27 months to complete.

Students reside at the Hartford Art School during a two-week summer intensive, and at off-campus residencies in selected cities during both semesters. Off-campus host cities are chosen carefully for their proximity to both major art markets and practicing professionals.

Meaningful Work Meets Real Life

graduate student photography work at Silpe Gallery

During the non-resident portions of the program, students maintain ongoing contact with the program director, thesis advisor and faculty through an online platform. The low-residency structure of the programs provide nontraditional working students the opportunity to complete a professional degree while simultaneously accommodating employment and family obligations.

Illustration

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Interdisciplinary Art

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Photography

Master of Fine Arts

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