The School of Creative Arts offers one of the largest creative arts programs in the state of Indiana.  It is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The students and faculty actively perform and exhibit their work, attend and present at national conferences and nurture a creative environment that is personalized, collaborative and progressive.

Talent portfolio reviews are an opportunity for new students interested in attending the University of Saint Francis to submit a portfolio online for scholarships.  The portfolios will be critiqued by a School of Creative Arts (SOCA) faculty member.  From this review, students will receive talent scholarships to attend USF.  Please note that scholarship amounts cannot be divulged until the student receives acceptance to the university.

You will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Artistic Maturity                                            
  • Technical Skills
  • Design Elements
  • Content and Conceptuality
  • Creativity
  • Craftsmanship                                    

 For portfolio review, please submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of Recommendation from your art teacher
  • 15-20 images of artwork
    • Media may include but is not limited to: Drawing, Sketchbook Pages, Painting, Printmaking, Glass, Animation, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Film/Video, Metals/Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Installation…
    • All images must be in JPG format, 72 resolution with 1280 dpi on the longest side  and no  larger than 3MB
    • Video/Film/Animation submissions should include a link to a URL or Dropbox file

(FOR US TO PUT ON THE SUBMISSIONS)

  • Title
  • Media
  • Size
  • Date Completed
  • Description (optional)

The School of Creative Arts offers one of the largest creative arts programs in the state of Indiana.  It is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The students and faculty actively perform and exhibit their work, attend and present at national conferences and nurture a creative environment that is personalized, collaborative and progressive.

 

Talent portfolio reviews are an opportunity for new students interested in attending the University of Saint Francis to submit a portfolio online for scholarships.  The portfolios will be critiqued by a School of Creative Arts (SOCA) faculty member.  From this review, students will receive talent scholarships to attend USF.  Please note that scholarship amounts cannot be divulged until the student receives acceptance to the university.

 You will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Artistic Maturity                                            
  • Technical Skills
  • Design Elements
  • Content and Conceptuality
  • Creativity
  • Craftsmanship                                    

 For portfolio review, please submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Letter of Recommendation from your art teacher
  • Unofficial Transcript (?we ask this for in person, do we want it for online?)
  • 15-20 images of artwork
    • Media may include but is not limited to: Drawing, Sketchbook Pages, Painting, Printmaking, Glass, Animation, Graphic Design, Ceramics, Film/Video, Metals/Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Installation…
    • All images must be in JPG format, 72 resolution with 1280 dpi on the longest side  and no  larger than 3MB
    • Video/Film/Animation submissions should include a link to a URL or Dropbox file

(FOR US TO PUT ON THE SUBMISSIONS)

  • Title
  • Media
  • Size
  • Date Completed
  • Description (optional)

 

 

 

The School of Creative Arts offers one of the largest creative arts programs in the state of Indiana.  It is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The students and faculty actively perform and exhibit their work, attend and present at national conferences and nurture a creative environment that is personalized, collaborative and progressive.

 

Talent portfolio reviews are an opportunity for new students interested in attending the University of Saint Francis to submit a portfolio online for scholarships.  The portfolios will be critiqued by a School of Creative Arts (SOCA) faculty member.  From this review, students will receive talent scholarships to attend USF.  Please note that scholarship amounts cannot be divulged until the student receives acceptance to the university.





Digital Audition Dance

The School of Creative Arts offers one of the largest creative arts programs in the state of Indiana.  It is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).  The students and faculty actively perform and exhibit their work, attend and present at national conferences and nurture a creative environment that is personalized, collaborative and progressive.

Talent auditions are an opportunity for new students interested in attending the Fort Wayne Ballet Conservatory at the University of Saint Francis to submit an audition online for scholarships.  The auditions will be critiqued by Ballet Conservatory faculty members.  From this review, students will receive talent scholarships to attend USF.  Please note that scholarship amounts cannot be disclosed until the student receives full acceptance to the university.

 The faculty reviews the performance audition and makes evaluations based on the following criteria that apply:

  • Technique
  • Musicality
  • Artistic quality
  • Interview

  For portfolio review, please submit:

  • A recorded performance of a solo of up to three minutes in a dance discipline of your choice. [Please remember that the USF program is rooted in classical ballet.]
  • A dance resume
  • A headshot
  • Letter of Recommendation from your current dance teacher



Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Studio Art

The Master of Arts in Studio Art is a unique and flexible graduate-level program that enables you to tailor your degree to meet your own artistic goals. Concentrations are available in ceramics, computer arts, drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

Upon completion of the program, you will have developed:

  • Technical mastery in your studio major and the ability to explore the creative possibilities of your chosen medium.
  • Technical competence in your supporting area and an understanding of its creative possibilities.
  • The ability to compose a clearly articulated artistic philosophy that includes an understanding of the relationship between the form and content of art.
  • The ability to evaluate critically the formal and expressive elements of works of art and to situate works of art in their historical and theoretical context.
  • The ability to work independently and make effective artistic judgments, culminating in the creation of a final project to be reviewed by faculty.
  • Professional competence in area of specialization.

Course Details

  • 15 credit hours in one concentration area
  • 9 credit hours in a secondary concentration area
  • 6 credit hours in art history and aesthetics
  • 3 credit hours for the thesis

Perks of the Master of Arts in Studio Art Program

  • You will work one-on-one with qualified faculty.
  • Most courses can be taken independently with only periodic visits to campus.
  • You will participate in two group critiques per semester.
  • You will show your work in a USF graduate student art show upon completion of coursework.
  • Individual studio space is available.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Master of Arts in Studio Art program, you must have:

  • An undergraduate degree in art
  • An undergraduate GPA in art of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still be accepted by special permission of the faculty. You will maintain a status of provisional student until full admission criteria are met.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Arts in Studio Art program, you must complete the following steps:

  • Complete the application (with $20 fee if using paper application).
  • Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended.
    • Must be sent directly from the registrar of institution(s) attended.
  • Submit a DD214 form (United States veterans only).
  • Submit a formal essay expressing your goals in pursuing the degree to gradschool@sf.edu.
  • Submit an official resume to gradschool@sf.edu.
  • An image list to accompany the portfolio with corresponding information for each piece: Title, Media, Year Completed, and size.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation using our program recommendation form.




UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

POSITION VACANCY
POSITION: Director of Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art Program
Fulltime combined administrative and teaching responsibilities
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience
ACADEMIC RANK: Commensurate with experience
START DATE: September 2017
REPORTS TO: Dean, School of Creative Arts

 

PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION:

  • 20 images of personal work
  • 20 images of student work


POSITION SUMMARY: The University of Saint Francis, School of Creative Arts seeks a highly-qualified individual to direct the Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art Program. This is a tenure track administrative faculty position.  The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include the recruitment, implementation and facilitation of the low-residency MFA in Studio Art program.  The candidate will have strong connections to local, regional, national and international creative individuals, practices and organizations and the ability to maintain a competitive MFA program.  The candidate will bring an articulate understanding of modern and contemporary issues in art and design.

 

This is a 12-month position, requiring year-round administrative oversight of the program. The Director will work closely with faculty and administration to support and develop the curriculum and artistic intensives, recruit students and lead the selection process, develop a schedule of visiting artists, scholars, designers, and programming, and facilitate the matching incoming students with qualified mentors.  The Director will travel for program recruitment, conferences, and portfolio reviews.  In addition to administering the program the Director will teach within the undergraduate and graduate programs and serve as the primary advisor to the students in the graduate programs.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Demonstrated successful undergraduate/graduate level teaching and student advising

·         MFA or higher in Fine/Studio Arts, or related degree

·         Minimum three years teaching experience

·         Demonstrated abilities in curriculum development, scheduling, and facilities oversight

·         Demonstrated administrative experience

·         Demonstrated excellence and achievement in their chosen field

·         Demonstrated broad-based expertise in modern and contemporary issues in art and design

·         Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the art and design world

·         Demonstrated ability to understand, discuss and support diverse student intentions

·         Demonstrated ability to engage productively in institutional long-range planning

·         Demonstrated knowledge of current technology and its integration into online and distance pedagogical strategies

·         Demonstrated ability to forge strong relationships and connections with the creative community at the regional, national and international level

·         Excellent writing and communication skills

·         Ability to implement and undertake evaluative measures to assess student outcomes and program success

 

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