|University of Hartford MFA Students in Low Residency Program|
In fact, the University of Hartford offers the only Low Residency Master of Fine Arts program in the country dedicated specifically to illustration. The cornerstones of the program are the three intensive two-week summer residencies in consecutive Julys at the University of Hartford’s campus in Hartford, CT. Between these two-week studio and lecture-packed residencies, students meet one week each November and one week each March in various cities across the United States with the leading illustrators and illustration entrepreneurs in that area. Graduation from the program is always held at the end of the third two-week summer residency at the University of Hartford. Students enrolled in the program are given assignments to work on throughout the year, but only have to be away from work and family for four weeks out of the year and can devote their time to their careers.
|Classroom Lecture by Murray Tinkelman|
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The low residency format provides professional illustrators and designers an attractive and accessible opportunity to work with the country's top illustrators and illustration educators while refining their skills and techniques, expanding their creative intellect, shaping their illustration career into a business, while pursuing an MFA in Illustration.
Our students all have some professional experience in the field.
They are committed to the field of illustration and share their passion and professionalism with equally committed classmates. Many of them are also teaching illustration at the college and university level.
Our students are typically non-traditional and range in age from approximately 25 to 55. Both students and faculty come from all over the country to our July contact periods in Hartford.
Four 1-week contact periods (1 week each November and 1 week each March) at selected cities nationally where substantial numbers of high profile illustrators work and reside: New York NY, Pasadena/LA CA, San Francisco CA, and Fort Worth/Dallas, TX.
Each of these professional illustrators, art directors, and illustration representatives present their work to our students and conclude with an open discussion relative to their work and the illustration profession at large. Students share in the expertise of these professionals and gain insight into the similarities and differences illustrators face in different markets and regions across the country.
Prospective students then send a website address or a CD with at least 10 images of their work to Murray Tinkelman for review.
Upon acceptance of your portfolio the registration process begins.