You’ve probably heard of the Art School’s newest low-residency MFA by now, the Interdisciplinary program, sometimes referred to as Nomad/9. You may have even encountered our students, or you may have worked with our staff… But do you know WHAT actually happens in this program?
We’ve gone on a slough slog in the Everglades; we’ve explored cultural memory in El Salvador; we’ve become Certified Land Divers; we’ve investigated decolonization through traditional Dakota beading. But how does this 26-month program work? We’d like to share a bit more about the exciting and innovating things that we’re doing… with you!
We would like to invite you to a brief Prezi presentation followed by an open conversation with Program Director Carol Padberg (recently back from presenting on Multispecies Storytelling and Intermedial Practices at Linneaus University in Sweden), Art School Dean Nancy Stuart, and Dean of Graduate Studies Clark Saunders. We will be serving delicious snacks and giving you a tour of our program.
Please mark this meeting on your calendars – Tuesday, February 5th at 1pm in the KF Room at the Library – and take a little break from your day to hear why students are saying:
“I feel like I have replaced all my cells. I have more confidence. I have a stronger writing practice, a more vigorous reading practice, a first-time meditation practice, a more generous listening practice, stronger inquiry, a deeper philosophy behind what I make, and a greater understanding of how I move through this world.” -Rory Sparks, MFA ‘18
“I am making work which is connected to lifelong curiosities and pursuits; the work is bridging personal experience and memory with intellectual, material, and conceptual frameworks across creative, scientific, and social practices. Most importantly I feel more confident and in tune with my gut instincts, I make decisions in a manner which is informed by my training but lead by my uninhibited joys, sorrows, and instincts.” -Andrew Oesch, MFA ‘18
We look forward to seeing you there! Please share this information with anyone in your department who would like to learning more. We’ve attached a shareable PDF to ease of distribution. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, February 1st.
'What Are Those MFA Students Doing?' Invitation