MFA (Low-Residency)

Concentrated and intensive summers, flexible delivery

Our low-residency MFA program is structured around three consecutive four-week summer intensive residencies on campus in Vancouver during the month of July, with innovative and interactive online coursework in between.

The program is designed for established professionals whose practical circumstances make re-location to Vancouver, or the resident program schedule, unmanageable. The low res platform allows more flexibility in managing a school/work balance. The requirements and benefits, including professional opportunities, access to technologies and shop support, and the independent study period are equivalent to the resident program; the difference is in the mode, duration, and rhythm of delivery.

Throughout the degree, the emphasis is on iteration and critique, with input throughout from a range of faculty and contemporary art professionals. Summer residencies exceed a full-time schedule and are periods of intense development, allowing students to deepen their creative research and material practice in a supportive community.