Transart Institute announced that 12 scholarships, amounting to $40,000, have become available to students of its low-residency Master of Fine Arts program for the academic year 2006/7. Eight scholarships of $2,500 each will go to students of merit and four scholarships of $5,000 are available to candidates from East Europe and new EU-member countries.
Application deadline for the academic year 2006/7 is April 1, 2006.
Transart Institute's low-residency MFA in New Media program offers an opportunity for working professionals to further their career in a highly individualized format. The unique transdisciplinary program creates the possibility of interaction and cooperation between a multitude of genres. Four semesters of independent study, one-on-one with self-chosen faculty and mentors are interspersed with three intensive summer sessions in Linz, Austria. The program has students and faculty from Europe, Asia and both Americas.
Students create their own educational experience by carrying out individually tailored art and research projects. The residencies provide common ground with a tightly interwoven pattern of lectures, critiques, seminars and creative workshops.
Balancing work, family and jobs is one of the most difficult challenges artists face. Transart Institute strives to have its students establish a good, solid artistic praxis with the support of the program in their own environment, and chances are good the praxis will continue after the program. Students may return after graduating to get a creative surge, receive feedback on their work and keep their praxis and contacts alive.
Open house events are scheduled to take place Feb. 4, 2006, at Point B in Brooklyn, New York, and on Feb. 18 at the Open Culture Center in Linz, Austria. Prospective students can meet mentors and faculty of Transart Institute, talk to current students, attend artist talks and have their application portfolios reviewed.
Further information is available at the Transart Institute's website: www.transartinstitute.org