Residency Dates

Summer 2018
July 31 – August 9

Winter 2019
January 3 – 12

The program consists of two, intensive 10-day on-campus residencies during summer and winter sessions over the course of 2.5 years. During the fall and spring semesters, students work in their home studios and continue relationships with faculty mentors and fellow colleagues via email exchange, online seminars, blog contributions and other social media.
Visiting Faculty are invited to develop residency courses around themes integral to their concerns and expertise as artists and thinkers. Recent examples include: Art Like/Unlike Life; Context and Audience; Image and Text; In The Making; The Ineffable, The Unthinkable, The Unrepresentable; The Mobile Museum; On the Subject of Community; and, Ruins in Reverse.

Year One

Summer Residency

Professional Practices: Constructing Community
Focused Studio Practice 1
Context and Culture of Contemporary Theory and Practice

Fall Semester

Seminar: Community/Alternative Modes of Display
Studio: Mentored Studio Practice

Winter Residency

Creative Problem Solving/Entrepreneurial Strategies
High Desert Installation
Focused Studio Practice 2

Spring Semester

Seminar: Curatorial Practices and Art Writing
Studio: Midway Exhibition Design

Year Two

Summer Residency

Midway Exhibition
Focused Studio Practice 3
Contemporary Critical Theory

Fall Semester

Seminar: Collaborative Strategies
Studio: Developing Studio Language

Winter Residency

Creative Problem Solving/Entrepreneurial Strategies
Experiential Learning
Focused Studio Practice 4

Spring Semester

Seminar: Portfolio Building
Studio: Final Exhibition Design

Year “2.5”

Final Summer Residency

Practicum: Community Application
Thesis Project and Portfolio

Residency Archive

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Sierra Nevada College
Interdisciplinary Arts
Low Residency MFA


1008 Tahoe Blvd
Incline Village, NV 89451


Julia Schwadron
Assistant Program Director
P: (775) 831-1314 ext. 7492