MFA Portfolios Premium Track

An MFA portfolio requires a level of maturity and engagement with critical thinking. At the MFA level, the concerns shift from technical skills to developing a unique artistic vision.  The curriculum we will use is from our MFA Portfolios Track.

Here is your opportunity to work with guidance and comprehensive support from Prof Lieu and the Art Prof staff.

Enrollment is currently closed

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Hear Prof Lieu explain the MFA Portfolios Premium Track

Premium Track Features

  • 6 students only, allowing for close guidance and prompt feedback, and comprehensive attention from our staff.
  • 2 live voice sessions every week with Prof Lieu and a Teaching Artist.
  • Voice sessions are about 60 min., held in our Discord.
  • 6 week tracks only: 30 min., one-on-one review with Prof Lieu at the end of the track.
  • Access to private channels in our Discord where you’ll get support and critiques from our staff.
  • Premium Track “alumni” will continue to have access to the private Discord channels once the track ends.

Sample Discord Critiques

Watch a voice session

My interactions with all the staff were very positive. Cat, Jordan, and Prof Lieu were encouraging of my strengths, and also pushed me in the right direction to address my weaknesses.

I was very impressed with the thought they put into not only the voice sessions, but also the channels throughout the week. Their feedback was quite helpful, as it was a totally new experience for me to get live feedback for my work.

About our Staff

Prof Lieu has 15 years of teaching studio art at the college level, and was an Adjunct Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2007-2020. See Prof Lieu’s full CV.

Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch is currently an MFA candidate at Hunter College in New York City. See Lauryn’s full CV.

MFA Portfolio Critique, Hannah McCasland

Art Supplies

This Premium Track does not have any lessons or prompts that require specific art supplies.

Hear from an Art Prof Student

Read Brittany Spiszer’s blog posts about her experience in the Painting Basics Premium Track.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It wasn’t easy by any stretch, but it was a fantastic learning experience. Even though I have a degree in Studio Art, I felt like I learned more than I expected in this course.

And, because the assignments are evergreen, there’s never a bad time in your art journey to tackle them. I’m sure if I did them a year from now, I’d still learn something new!

Brittany Spiszer

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4 , Week 5, Week 6

Student info

  • Limit 6 students.
  • Enrollment is first come, first serve.
  • All students are required to join our Discord.

Due on the Registration Deadline

Confirmation

  • We require 4 students to run the track.
  • We will confirm whether the track is running by the Wednesday after the Friday registration deadline.
  • If the track does not run, you will receive a full refund no later than a week from the Friday registration deadline.

Refunds

  • All payments are non-refundable if the track runs.
  • There are no refunds for missed voice sessions, or if a student is late to a voice session.
  • We only issue refunds if the track does not run due to lack of enrollment.

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Art Prof Scholarships

If we have extra spaces in a premium track after registration closes, we will open up the opportunity the apply for an Art Prof Scholarship, which is a chance to enroll in a premium track for free.

Please do not apply if you are not able to fully commit 100% to the premium track if you are selected for the scholarship. Check all the voice session dates, logistics and confirm that you can be available.

We don’t want to see an opportunity like this wasted, when there are so many people who would benefit.

We cannot make any guarantees that any scholarships will become available, it all depends on whether there are spaces after registration closes.

Scholarship Notifications

To receive notifications of when scholarships are available, please join our Discord server, or sign up for our email list.


Scholarship Applications

You’ll be asked to provide 2 essays via a Google form. Minimum 500 words, maximum 200 words.

  • Essay 1: Talk about your journey and background as an artist, how has it impacted our life, why is it important to you?
  • Essay 2: Explain why you are applying for this scholarship. How will this help you as an artist in the short term and long term? What do you hope to learn and gain from the experience?