Announcing the new Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Art education, MFA programs | No Comments

Today’s post presents information about a new graduate painting program at Alfred University in Dusseldorf, Germany that might be of interest to members of the VCS community:


It is our pleasure to announce the new Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting, now accepting applications for Fall 2017.

This two year International Painting MFA offers significant research opportunities in Düsseldorf, Germany, one of the most influential centers of painting in Modern and Contemporary Art. Tuition is based on State University of New York guidelines and offers an affordable option for graduate study. The School of Art and Design at Alfred University is ranked in the top ten nationally by U.S. News and World Reports.

We are beginning late in the application season but are recruiting for Fall 2017. Please share the following information with any past or current students who might be interested in this innovative program. Thank you.  

Application Link:

Program Information:


Kevin Wixted

Chair, Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography
Professor of Painting and Drawing
School of Art and Design
Alfred University


The Division of Drawing, Painting and Photography offers a two year international MFA Program in Painting. The program operates jointly in the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and at our facility in Dusseldorf, Germany. Graduate students work with American and European artists and scholars, gaining an international perspective while interacting with art communities on two continents. Through concentrated studio time, significant research opportunities, and mentoring from art world professionals, this program offers a graduate experience that prepares students to become the next generation of professional artists and arts practitioners. 

Applicants must be committed to extended international study and the practice of painting. Graduate students spend three months of each academic year in Dusseldorf engaging in intensive studio work, research, and professional practices. The program encourages a diversity of approaches within the unique language of painting, and fosters critical dialogue addressing contemporary global perspectives.

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