NOTICE TO PROSPECTIVE GRAD STUDENTS
@ OHIO UNIVERSITY
Our graduates have personal space next to the printshops and also have the opportunity to apply for an individual studio at the Ridges complex, about a mile away from Seigfred Hall. Within this complex is the new ³PrintSpace² a shop reserved for grads and art faculty. Next to this facility is the Kennedy Museum of Art (http://www.ohiou.edu/museum), which has a well-regarded print collection and rotating exhibitions. The School of Art maintains three galleries on campus and has ties to additional space at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville. We have regular visiting artists (within Printmaking, as well as in the School); and the printmakers, as a group, attend the Southern Graphics Council and Mid America Print Council conferences each year. In the fall of 2008 our graduates presented a panel presentation at MAPC in Fargo; and in 2006, our program hosted a successful MAPC conference in Athens. In the spring of 2010 we will present our third "Inkahoots" event, a large outdoor printing activity on campus that involves visiting artists as well as the local community.
While we hold traditional printing in high regard, we allow our grad students a great deal of flexibility in the materials and processes that they use to create their work. Our current grads are working in various media, including three-dimensional handmade paper pieces, installation, mixed media print & drawing collage, video, and painting -- in addition to more traditional methods in intaglio, litho, screen, monotype and relief.
The School of Art encourages experimentation, research and collaboration across disciplines. Students can also earn academic credit through Service Learning opportunities in the community; and also through our Travel Abroad programs in Great Britain, Hungary and Italy.
This is a three-year MFA program during which graduates take a variety of studio, art history, and theory courses in the first two years. The third year is the "Thesis Year", and involves independent, focused studio work without regular coursework obligations. This work culminates in a Thesis Exhibition. To get to this point, the student must pass through a series of rigorous reviews by their graduate committee, beginning in the second quarter of their first year. We have scholarship and assistantship money available on a competitive basis. Currently all of our Print Grads have a full tuition waiver and are receiving full or half stipend funding. Our TA's usually gain teaching experience in both Foundations and Printmaking classes during the second and third years of the their program.
We invite interested applicants to schedule a visit to our Program to meet the faculty and current grads, as well as to see the facilities. Please take a look at our website:
and feel free to contact us for any questions that you might have.
athens, ohio 45701