tagged: MFA

Private Debt/Public Value: Art Education's Social Responsibility

by Leora Lutz
There have been a lot of articles about the rise of education debt accrued by students in the United States, especially where arts-focused degrees are concerned. Few degrees these days can guarantee employment, regardless of the field, and it is becoming increasingly hard to justify the value of an art degree that has the least hope of creating jobs for its future graduates. Yet grad school admissions skyrocketed shortly after the 2007/08 economic crash, when the stakes for getting a new job... [more]
Posted by Leora Lutz on 7/8/15

“San Francisco Is Just Giving Away MFA Degrees Now”

by Natalie Hegert
Do artists need MFAs? Must one obtain a higher degree to make it as an artist? Or are there too many MFAs in the art world already? What if you could get an MFA for , and all in under an hour? Bay Area artist Jeremiah Jenkins, the dean, MFA department chair, and sole instructor of the newly minted Tenderloin Institute of Art, will be giving out bona fide non-accredited MFA degrees to anyone who wants one over two weekends starting April 17. The new institute (whose logo may be rather... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 4/8/15