Nomad MFA

Institution: University of Hartford

Department: Hartford Art School

Description: Created in 2015, the Nomad MFA program is an accredited, low-residency graduate program offered by the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. It features a high-impact, field-based curriculum that includes art, ecology, study of place, Indigenous knowledge systems, and the craft-to-code technology continuum. The Nomad MFA is the MFA of the future, providing artists deeper ways of engaging with their home community and a network of communities in the Americas. The curriculum addresses today’s most pressing cultural, environmental, and social issues through embodied, ethical learning strategies. This singular MFA program is dedicated to regenerative culture. Courses are conducted in the field, where the program has long-term engagements with each site, including the Laberinto Institute in El Salvador; New York City solidarity economy sites; Seed Broadcast and the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute in rural New Mexico; Tlayudona in Oaxaca, Mexico; various activist groups in Oakland, CA; Love the Everglades Movement and the Koubek Center in Miami, FL; and the Water Bar in Minneapolis, MN. More information can be found here.

Degrees Granted: MFA

Level: Graduate

Country: United States

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