Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program attracts emerging artists of unusual promise from around the world. They join a vigorous community, working alongside an exceptional faculty at a world-renowned research institution in New York City, the center of the art world. 

Contemporary art has become increasingly interdisciplinary. To that end, the Visual Arts Program offers an MFA degree in Visual Arts rather than in one specific medium. The two-year studio program, taught by internationally celebrated artists, allows students to pursue digital media, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance and video art.
 

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Student Spotlight: Nash Cohen Glynn
updated December 2016

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Nash Cohen Glynn is a second-year student in the Visual Arts Program.
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Student Spotlight: Jacqueline Leigh Silberbush
updated November 2016

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Jacqueline Leigh Silberbush is a second-year student in the Visual Arts Program.
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Visual Arts Alum, Megan Foster '02 Opens Third Solo Show at Black & White Gallery
updated November 2016

The exhibition, Illuminating, will show from October 28th to December 23rd, 2016. Illuminating offers insightful narratives of the everyday experience through a mix of art, architecture, design and so-called science. 
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Nine Columbia Artists to Show at the 2017 Whitney Biennial
updated November 2016

The Biennial is an exhibition that takes place every two years and aims to highlight the work of lesser known contemporary artists. This year’s Biennial will be the first held in the Whitney’s new location in Chelsea, which opened earlier this year.
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Brooklyn's BRIC Biennial Features Two Visual Arts Alums
updated November 2016

The BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, currently on view in Brooklyn, features work by two Visual Arts alumni Kambui Olujimi '13 and Ilana Harris-Babou '16.
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Dean Carol Becker to Address Pioneer Works' Inaugural Alternative Art School Fair
updated November 2016

School of the Arts’ Dean Carol Becker is slated to address the inaugural Alternative Art School Fair hosted by Pioneer Works, a non-profit center for research and experimentation in cultural fields.
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Student Spotlight: Meg Turner
updated November 2016

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Meg Turner is a first-year student in the Visual Arts Program.
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Student Spotlight: Bryan McGovern Wilson
updated October 2016

The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Bryan McGovern Wilson is a second-year student in the Visual Arts Program.
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Professor Sanford Biggers Opens Two New Exhibitions
updated October 2016

School of the Arts Visual Arts Associate Professor Sanford Biggers has two new solo shows on this fall, in Detroit and Connecticut.
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Student Jillian Walker Brings Interdisciplinarity to the Bushwick Starr with SKINFOLK
updated October 2016

Dramaturgy student Jillian Walker (’17) shared her play SKiNFoLK at the Bushwick Starr on Oct. 24 as part of the Starr Reading Series.
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.