27, Place de l’Universite BP 30970
13604 Aix-en-Provence , France
The American College of the Mediterranean is proud to offer a two-year MFA degree program in painting in Aix-en-Provence, France through its Marchutz School of Fine Arts. The 60-credit program is conducted in English and accepts artists of diverse interests and backgrounds. The program combines daily studio work, seminars, museum studies, field studies throughout Europe, and professional internship opportunities.
Seeing, synonymous with discovery, recognition, and discernment is a core value of The Marchutz School of Fine Arts. The mission of the MFA program is to link contemporary artist concerns to a study of the visible world and to give students a cross-cultural viewpoint through extended study in the museums and galleries of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. The MFA program focuses on:
- Emphasizing the combination of studio arts process with liberal arts learning
- A comparative discipline of observation, perceptual analysis and extensive museum and art historical study
- Accentuating cross-cultural viewpoints through extended study in the cities, museums, and galleries of Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
- The opportunity for students to form a coherent critical platform and an arts management process by which to present their work
- Integrating apprenticeship courses in studio art education models
Students maintain a daily open studio practice, while concurrently developing independent critical, aesthetic, and art historical research with core faculty advisors. Students are expected to participate in weekly seminars, multi-city field studies, critiques, museum studies, and liberal arts inquiry. Throughout the program, MFA candidates' work is evaluated in peer and faculty critiques as well as by visiting artists. Final evaluation and approval are conducted by the MFA Faculty Committee.
Master's Degree, MFA, Master of Fine Arts - Painting
With our main campus in Aix-en-Provence, France, and satellite campuses in Spain and Morocco, ACM is the ideal setting for students interested in pursuing their education at an American institution that is dedicated to exploring the important relationship between Western Europe and North Africa. When you choose to participate in one of our graduate degree programs, you are choosing to become part of a unique group of young scholars who challenge the dominant discourses that plague our world today. Students are challenged to disentangle the complexities of racial identity, class struggle, and gender segregation in Europe and North Africa. ACM welcomes students from all backgrounds and identities and encourages them to fully engage in the rich and complicated history of the Mediterranean.
Beyond the successful completion of an undergraduate degree, there are no prerequisites specific to the MA in Art History. Successful applicants show how their own interests and talents have led them to their paths of study and growth. The best preparation you can do for your application is to review our website, see what we do, and ask us questions. We look forward to hearing from you!