The Summer of 2015 will mark the first semester of a new Low Residency MFA program in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College. With open enrollment already begun, we are extremely excited to invite prospective students to join our growing community of artists and thinkers.

The new Low-Res MFA-IA will consist 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 will work in their home studios and continue relationships with faculty mentors and fellow colleagues via online communication modes such as email exchange, online seminars, blog contributions and other social media.

The experience and exploration of embodied place is a central element of this distinctive program, encouraging students’ multi-dimensional relationship with their environment both here in the Tahoe Basin and within their own communities. Through an interdisciplinary approach to art-making, the program encourages participants to consider how we engage the material and social worlds of our respective environments, from personal, to political, to planetary.

Faculty for the MFA-IA program will include a rotating list of prestigious Visiting Artist Faculty, made up of working artists and teachers from across the country as well as current members of the SNC-Fine Arts Faculty.

Residency Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Summer 2015 May 15, 2015 June 15, 2015
Winter 2015 October 1, 2015 December 1, 2015

Contact: Sarah Lillegard, MFA Graduate Admissions Counselor
775.831.1314 ext. 7525

About Sierra Nevada College

Sierra Nevada College is a small, liberal arts college, located 3 blocks from Lake Tahoe, within a national forest, on an easily accessible campus in Incline Village, NV. SNC cultivates a close, active and academic community, including 37 available undergraduate majors, and graduate programs in Teacher Education, Creative Writing, and now an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. Fine Arts students at SNC are encouraged to focus on skills, experimentation, and conversation that foster creative solutions and entrepreneurial thinking to address the challenges and responsibilities contemporary artists face in a shifting global environment. The style of instruction and dialogue are designed to provide an adaptable, challenging, and inspiring studio environment.