Residency Dates

Winter 2020
January 3 – 12

Summer 2020
August 7 – August 16

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.


Rotating Courses

Interdisciplinary Practices
Focused Studio Practice
Contemporary Critical Theory
Studio Visits

Third Residency

Midway Exhibition

Final Residency

Practicum: Community Application
Thesis Project and Portfolio


Rotating Themes

Alternative Modes of Display
Curatorial Practices and Art Writing
Collaborative Strategies
Studio Building


  1. Mentored Studio Practice
  2. Midway Exhibition Design
  3. Final Exhibition Design
  4. Developing Studio Language

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


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