Be the voice of contemporary craft.
Graduate Faculty Laura Vickerson, Air, 2017
AUArts’s MFA in Craft Media is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary, studio-based program that gives you the freedom to explore possibilities, push limits, and reimagine your practice.
Students enjoy an immersive learning environment with plenty of opportunity to experiment with materials, engage with ideas, and be challenged to push the boundaries of what is possible as they generate and apply original knowledge.
Small class sizes encourage interaction with and mentorship by exceptional faculty who are master practitioners and respected scholars.
Robust rosters of visiting artists, dedicated studio technicians, a specialty library, and the renowned Illingworth Kerr Gallery ensure students have a rich learning environment and lots of support.
Led by critically acclaimed, practicing artists, students enjoy unparalleled mentorship, inspiration, and support in this exciting, intensive graduate program.
Additional Graduate Faculty include: Bryan Cera, Richard Clements, Miruna Dragan, Heather Huston, Laurel Johannesson, Mitch Kern, Gwenessa Lam, Kurtis Lesick, Dr. Alex Link, Rita McKeough, Mireille Perron (Professor Emeritus), Dr. Jennifer Salahub (Professor Emeritus), Dr. Ashley Scarlett and Justin Waddell.
MFA faculty portraits by John Gaucher.
Designed as a 20-month residency, the program has some flexibility in spring and summer semesters for off-campus, credit-fulfilling activity (such as national/international workshops and travel residencies), with approval by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
The core of the program is practice-led, autonomous research. Students may concentrate upon a specific discipline: Ceramics, Fibre, Glass or Jewellery + Metals, or they may augment their primary craft dicipline to build an interdisciplinary or hybrid program of study. During the course of their study, students may initiate mentorships with faculty from AUArts's other program areas, such as Print Media, Drawing, Media Arts and Design.
Courses in craft history, theory, research, and professional practice (pedagogy), underpin the intense studio practice. Students will propose an Individual Plan of Study and Research (IPSR), outlining a personal vision and level of critical and innovative thinking to position them as future leaders in their chose fields.
Learn more about the structure and content of the MFA program.
Please contact the The Research + Graduate Studies Office (RGSO) for further information.