Should I Get an MFA?

How do you decide if you should get an MFA program in studio art? A lot of the decision is based on a number of factors, is enrolling in an MFA program worth the time and cost? This video addresses the many reasons why people attend MFA programs and weighs the pros and cons. Do you want to get an MFA in order to be eligible to teach at the college level? To get professional connections to enter the New York City art scene? Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch.

Video Walkthrough

  • Do MFA’s pay their students?
  • PhD in Art?
  • MFA vs. Ateliers
  • Interdisciplinary work?
  • How an undergraduate degree affects your MFA
  • Artist residencies
  • Career paths with an MFA
  • Programs with Museum Studies
  • MFA in Animation
  • How an undergraduate degree affects your MFA
  • Post Baccalaureate ProgramsPart-time MFA programs