MFA in Community Arts

Location:  Baltimore, MD
United States
Project Description: 

The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while real-world experience integrates independent artmaking with community-based projects. MFACA students work with community leaders to conceive, implement, and manage projects and programs that engage youth and adults in meaningful art experiences; design and implement projects and events that support community initiatives; document and assess the effectiveness of their projects in meeting community interests; gain hands-on experience in fundraising and curriculum planning; and determine their unique value as community-based artmakers.