Please note:the PAPR MFA program is not in session during the summer (May 15 – August 15)
If you have questions about the program or the application process, please contact Graduate Program Director Cara Benedetto after August 15 at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an inquiry that requires attention during the summer months, you may contact PAPR Department Chair Noah Simblist at email@example.com.
The MFA Program in Painting + Printmaking is highly selective and is presently limited to fifteen participants; it fosters intensive studio practice in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital media. The program is ranked among the top ten best graduate painting programs in the country by US News and World Report.
Scheduling a Visit
Due to an increasing number of requests to visit our program, we are no longer able to accommodate individual tours or meetings. Instead, we welcome prospective applicants to join us for a VCUarts Open House during which they may tour the facilities, speak with faculty and graduate students, and develop a sense of what our graduate program has to offer.
VCUarts Graduate Open House
The 2018 VCUarts Graduate Open House will be held on Saturday, November 10. Please check back in August for detailed information about the schedule of events.
*** Please contact Cara Benedetto, Graduate Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit so that we know to expect you.
National Graduate Portfolio Days
Representatives from VCUarts will be available at the National Graduate Portfolio Days scheduled for fall 2018. Further information can be found at http://www.portfolioday.net/graduate-events
Click below to view the catalogue for the 2017 MFA thesis exhibition:
For More Information
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the MFA program, the application process, and graduate funding.