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OPPORTUNITY

MFA in Studio Art


Deadline:
Mon Feb 03, 2014 23:59

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
United States of America

The TCU School of Art offers a 60-hour program (two year residency) for a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA), with optional concentrations in painting or sculpture. One of the finest in the country, the TCU MFA program is highly selective, and is available on a full-time basis only. Full tuition waiver and a departmental assistantship with stipend is offered to the to the top four incoming candidates.

The major focus of the program is studio work, with emphasis on critical thinking about the creative process and the role of the artist in the world. Students attend graduate seminars on various topics, including the present and historical functions of art criticism and the professions available to MFA graduates. To enrich their academic experience, students are encouraged to apprentice in area galleries, schools and museums. Colloquia are offered at scheduled intervals. They will feature presentations and discussions by speakers, faculty and other members of the art department.

Weekly group critiques will center on individual work. Critiques are designed to help students develop deeper self-knowledge, critical thinking abilities, more precise visual language and clarity of expression. The art faculty encourages interaction between graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students often assist in undergraduate classes, working closely with senior faculty.

Applying

Prerequisites: BFA, or equivalent, including concentration in intended specialty as evidenced by appropriate credit, an acceptable portfolio of work, a statement of professional experience and goals and letters of recommendation.

Admission to the program is based on:

Acceptable portfolio, determined by faculty committee

Strong GPA in undergraduate art courses

Statement of professional experience and goals

Good overall academic GPA

Three letters of recommendation

Twenty images are required with an emphasis in the specialization you want to pursue (painting or sculpture). Images should be submitted at https://tcu.slideroom.com

If you have difficulty submitting your entry, please email support@slideroom.com. Most questions can be answered with a simple email. If necessary, a technician will call you.

Degree Requirements

A total of at least four semesters of graduate work is required. At least 60 semester hours must be earned, including at least 12 hours in one area of specialization, and one hour in Thesis Exhibition. Six hours of Graduate Seminar and six hours of art history are required. Three hours of art history must be 60603 (Art Since 1945) or another contemporary art history course, depending on the schedule of classes. The other three hours in art history may be chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee. The remaining hours may be selected with the approval of the student's advisory committee.

For more information, about the Graduate MFA Program at TCU contact:

Cameron Schoepp
MFA Coordinator
c.schoepp@tcu.edu
817.257.6701

Painting

Susan Harrington
Contact via email: S.Harrington@tcu.edu

Adam Fung
Contact via email: Adam.Fung@tcu.edu

Printmaking (not available in 2014)

The course of study in Printmaking, individually tailored to each student’s experiences encourages the development of new concepts while offering proficiency in traditional and contemporary processes. Exploration of new media is encouraged.

Students have individual studios while enjoying the full use of the main lab which includes equipment for papermaking, bookbinding, screenprinting, intaglio, relief printing, stone and plate lithography and inkjet printing. A darkroom for photomechanical processes, a digital imaging lab, including an Epson 10,000 inkjet printer and video cameras with editing software are also available.

Please check back in December 2014.

Sculpture / Ceramics
3 Dimensional studies


Art making is the focus of Texas Christian University's Graduate Three Dimensional Studies Program. We offer instruction and extensive facilities for the mature, self-motivated student with semi private studios and a full compliment of equipment and digital technology necessary for employing and exploring a broad range of ideas and techniques. Within this setting, the graduate is expected to use and develop practical problem solving skills and critical thought to fully realize his/her art.

Interaction and criticism with working artists and fellow graduates, as well as involvement with the broader art community of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, are vital components of this program. Through this exchange students are challenged to develop the highest professional standards in concepts, technique, and public presentation of their art. Texas Christian University's graduate program recognizes the unique situation of time and focus that graduate school offers, and therefore stresses the constant development and prolific production of one's own ideas and images.

The goal of Texas Christian University's Three Dimensional Studies Program - building a strong, confident, self-sufficient graduate prepared to reach his/her full potential as an artist.

Cameron Schoepp
Contact via email: C.Schoepp@tcu.edu

Chris Powell
Contact via email: C.Powell@tcu.edu

Nick Bontrager
Contact via email: n.bontrager@tcu.edu

To view current activities and information, you may also visit:
http://www.tcusculpture.org

LINK:
http://www.art.tcu.edu/studio_art_mfa.html
ADDRESS:
Texas Christian University
2800 W Bowie St
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
United States of America


JOB

Curator, The Art Galleries at TCU


Deadline:
Tue Dec 31, 2013 00:00

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
United States of America

Review of applications will begin November 10th and continue until the position is filled.

Job Description:

FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education
Partial year, 40 hours per week August-May annually

Oversees all aspects of running two university art galleries by identifying artists for exhibition; planning, coordinating, installing and executing exhibits in contemporary art; working with the gallery committee of faculty advisers to determine programming and gallery activities; scheduling exhibitions and programs; interacting with museums, galleries and artists; planning and participating in installation of art works.
Publicizes galleries by serving as the galleries’ representative and spokesperson, overseeing gallery publications, gallery website and press releases, speaking before community groups; marshaling cooperative support from a range of stakeholders internal and external to the university, including financial supporters and donors
Participates in fund raising activities by cooperating with the in-house financial development officer in initiating and soliciting funds; identifying grant opportunities and writing grant applications; establishing goals for the University Galleries; reporting on fund raising and donor activities; and collecting and analyzing data to recommend strategies
Establishes educational programs by offering student, staff and public exhibition tours; identifying potential visitors’ interests; creating a platform for advancement and outreach of the university in visual arts creativity
Conserves TCU resources by preparing and overseeing the gallery budgets.

Teaches students in one or two courses per year by conveying information; establishing and adjusting course outlines and objectives; scheduling and assigning instructional activities; assessing student learning; providing instructional feedback; coaching, counseling and disciplining students; planning and appraising results

Maintains staff confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

The Art Galleries at TCU include the J.M. Moudy Gallery on campus and Fort Worth Contemporary Arts (FWCA), an off-campus satellite gallery. FWCA extends TCU's committment to exhibit innovative contemporary art and to present programs and events by leading contemporary artists. the 1,300 square-foot Moudy Gallery is primarily a teaching gallery, with an established schedule of changing exhibitions of student work. FWCA is dedicated to contemporary, in-house initiated exhibitions and public programs of a regional, national, or international scope. FWCA has 2,200 square feet of exhibition space plus an administrative office, storage, and prep space.

Job Requirements:

Curates all aspects of TCU art exhibitions in the university art galleries by selecting art for display, organizing, publicizing and installing exhibitions, researching artists and art work, overseeing publications, gallery website and press releases, offering student, staff and public exhibition tours, and administering financial affairs of the art galleries, including grant writing and fundraising.

Required: Bachelor's degree in art history, studio art, or a related field. A master's degree in art history, studio art, or a related discipline is preferred. Three years' experience in gallery or museum curatorial duties, management experience and demonstrated experience as curator-of-record of contemporary art exhibitions, programs and events. University gallery experience is desirable. as well as fundraising and grant writing experience. After submitting application, upload a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three references.

Skilled in some or all components of Microsoft Office; Microsoft Windows navigation skills; knowledge of department specific software; knowledge to train, evaluate, mentor and supervise for-credit student staff and paid student staff; knowledge of university-level teaching; knowledge of international contemporary art, art history and theory; knowledge of presentations and public speaking techniques, knowledge of gallery design, methods and practices; ability in grant writing and fund raising; ability to organize innovative, curatorial projects of reputable distinction in contemporary visual arts; ability to marshal cooperative support from a range of stakeholders, including university students, faculty, staff, administrators, financial supporters and donors; ability to develop and implement educational programs; ability to clearly communicate verbally; ability to draft grammatically correct correspondence.

Applicants have proven aptitude in innovative, experimental curatorial projects of reputable distinction in contemporary visual arts; experience as curator-of-record of contemporary art exhibitions/programs/events with responsibility for planning, coordination and execution; demonstrate success in collaborative efforts and an ability to marshal cooperative support from a range of stakeholders including university students, faculty, staff, and administrator; and financial supporters and donors. Successful candidate will have the ability to work with the gallery student workers and graduate assistants as a mentor, offering hands-on training. The candidate must demonstrate his/her ability in grant writing and fundraising.

Gallery Curator reports to the School of Art Director. With the assistance of the SoA Director, Gallery Curator recruits and supervises employees; plans, monitors, and appraises job results for 1 full-time employee and 6-10 undergraduate and 3-4 graduate students.

If you have questions about the application process, please email Jacqulyn Curry at j.curry@tcu.edu.

TCU is an AA/EEO employer.


JOB

Assistant Professor of Printmaking - Texas Christian University


Deadline:
Sun Dec 01, 2013 19:50

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
United States of America

Position Description:

The School of Art at Texas Christian University announces an appointment in Printmaking beginning Fall 2013. Candidates should be prepared to teach printmaking, including contemporary printmaking p[practices, and additional studio art course. Course Load will be 3/3 at the undergraduate and graduate level, along with departmental duties.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure-track. Salary and benefits, including benefits for domestic partners, are highly competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 2014. Screening begins December 1, 2013, and position will remain open until filled. Please indicate in your cover letter if you will be attending CAA.

TCU is a NASAD-accredited School of Art that offers the BA in Art History, a BA and BFA in Studio with concentrations in Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture, the BFA in Art Education, and a BA and BFA in Graphic Design. Graduate programs include an MFA in Studio with concentrations in Painting and Sculpture and an MA in Art History. In 2012, the School of Art created a faculty position in New Media.

The School of Art is housed in the J.M. Moudy Building, an architectural landmark designed by the architectural firm of Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates. Outstanding studios (including well-equipped lab for plate lithography, safe etching, relief, papermaking, book arts and waterbased screen printing), lecture halls, digital labs, and the visual resources library support the creative and academic activities of students. The School of Art includes two active exhibition spaces: the Moudy Gallery and the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, an experimental gallery located in an urban area on the edge of campus. TCU is a progressive, independent university with approximately 9,725 students. The campus encompasses 271 acres in a residential neighborhood near the Cultural District, home to three major museums: the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The region provides a rich array of museums, galleries and opportunities for practicing artists.

Position Requirements:

Requirements: MFA and active exhibition record required. Knowledge of printmaking and Adobe CS6, two or more years teaching experience beyond the graduate teaching assistant level preferred.

Only electronic files will be accepted. Upload your application and attachments at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty. Applications should include 20 images of professional art work and 20 images of student work. For image format instructions, go to www.imageformat.tcu.edu. Other required documents are a cover letter, a CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The three signed, confidential letters should be sent directly to: Jacqulyn Curry at j.curry@tcu.edu or TCU Box 298200, Fort Worth, TX 76129.

Address any queries or correspondence to Jacqulyn Curry at j.curry@tcu.edu.

TCU is an AA/EEO employer.


OPPORTUNITY

MFA in Studio Art


Deadline:
Fri Feb 15, 2013 00:00

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
United States of America

The TCU School of Art offers a 60-hour program (two year residency) for a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA), with optional concentrations in painting or sculpture. One of the finest in the country, the TCU MFA program is highly selective, and is available on a full-time basis only. Full tuition waiver and a departmental assistantship with stipend is offered to the to the top four incoming candidates.

The major focus of the program is studio work, with emphasis on critical thinking about the creative process and the role of the artist in the world. Students attend graduate seminars on various topics, including the present and historical functions of art criticism and the professions available to MFA graduates. To enrich their academic experience, students are encouraged to apprentice in area galleries, schools and museums. Colloquia are offered at scheduled intervals. They will feature presentations and discussions by speakers, faculty and other members of the art department.

Weekly group critiques will center on individual work. Critiques are designed to help students develop deeper self-knowledge, critical thinking abilities, more precise visual language and clarity of expression. The art faculty encourages interaction between graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students often assist in undergraduate classes, working closely with senior faculty.

Applying

Prerequisites: BFA, or equivalent, including concentration in intended specialty as evidenced by appropriate credit, an acceptable portfolio of work, a statement of professional experience and goals and letters of recommendation.

Admission to the program is based on:

Acceptable portfolio, determined by faculty committee

Strong GPA in undergraduate art courses

Statement of professional experience and goals

Good overall academic GPA

Three letters of recommendation

Twenty images are required with an emphasis in the specialization you want to pursue (painting or sculpture). Images should be submitted at https://tcu.slideroom.com

If you have difficulty submitting your entry, please email support@slideroom.com. Most questions can be answered with a simple email. If necessary, a technician will call you.

Degree Requirements

A total of at least four semesters of graduate work is required. At least 60 semester hours must be earned, including at least 12 hours in one area of specialization, and one hour in Thesis Exhibition. Six hours of Graduate Seminar and six hours of art history are required. Three hours of art history must be 60603 (Art Since 1945) or another contemporary art history course, depending on the schedule of classes. The other three hours in art history may be chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee. The remaining hours may be selected with the approval of the student's advisory committee.

For more information, about the Graduate MFA Program at TCU contact:

Cameron Schoepp
MFA Coordinator
c.schoepp@tcu.edu
817.257.6701

Painting

Susuan Harrington
Contact via email: S.Harrington@tcu.edu

Printmaking (not available in 2013)

The course of study in Printmaking, individually tailored to each student’s experiences encourages the development of new concepts while offering proficiency in traditional and contemporary processes. Exploration of new media is encouraged.

Students have individual studios while enjoying the full use of the main lab which includes equipment for papermaking, bookbinding, screenprinting, intaglio, relief printing, stone and plate lithography and inkjet printing. A darkroom for photomechanical processes, a digital imaging lab, including an Epson 10,000 inkjet printer and video cameras with editing software are also available.

Please check back in December 2014.

Sculpture / Ceramics
3 Dimensional studies


Art making is the focus of Texas Christian University's Graduate Three Dimensional Studies Program. We offer instruction and extensive facilities for the mature, self-motivated student with semi private studios and a full compliment of equipment and digital technology necessary for employing and exploring a broad range of ideas and techniques. Within this setting, the graduate is expected to use and develop practical problem solving skills and critical thought to fully realize his/her art.

Interaction and criticism with working artists and fellow graduates, as well as involvement with the broader art community of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, are vital components of this program. Through this exchange students are challenged to develop the highest professional standards in concepts, technique, and public presentation of their art. Texas Christian University's graduate program recognizes the unique situation of time and focus that graduate school offers, and therefore stresses the constant development and prolific production of one's own ideas and images.

The goal of Texas Christian University's Three Dimensional Studies Program - building a strong, confident, self-sufficient graduate prepared to reach his/her full potential as an artist.

Cameron Schoepp
Contact via email:C.Schoepp@tcu.edu

Chris Powell
Contact via email:C.Powell@tcu.edu

To view current activities and information, you may also visit:
http://www.tcusculpture.org