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Position for MFA Assistantship in the Jewelry and Metalwork Program

Open call  /  Education  /  04 Nov 2016  -  01 Jan 2017
Published: 04.11.2016
Position for MFA Assistantship in the Jewelry and Metalwork Program.
Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia
DEADLINE: 01/01/2017
Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.
Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia

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Housed within a tier-one research university located approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta, the Lamar Dodd School of Art is a nationally ranked art school offering degrees in the fields of Art, Art Education, Art History, and Design. Athens is a small college town with a population of 100 thousand, the university is approx. 36,000 Our graduate students are generously accommodated within a variety of dedicated studio and research spaces within our impressive, state-of-the-art facilities, and together, they form a tight knit, vibrant community enhanced by exhibitions and a robust visiting artist and scholar lecture series.
The MFA program at The University of Georgia in Jewelry and Metalwork is a comprehensive 60-hour program of study emphasizing conceptual development, technical and material innovation and critical analysis where research and creative practice take center stage. Concluding with the development of a mature and coherent body of work, with supporting written research, our program serves as a springboard for a career as a creative professional in the field and beyond.

Current Program Details
Our internationally recognized faculty include, Area Chair and Associate Professor Mary Hallam Pearse, Assistant Professor Demitra Thomloudis and celebrated Emeritus Faculty Gary Noffke and Robert Jackson.

We currently have four graduate students in the area and approximately 75 MFA students across the School of Art. Our program offers generous assistantships which are highly competitive and cover tuition costs + a stipend of approximately twelve thousand dollars for nine months.  First year Graduate Assistants work thirteen hours for the school of art in a variety of positions including shop tech and gallery assistant.  Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available the 2nd and 3rd year when classes are available.  The competitive assistantships are not guaranteed and must be applied for each year.

The Jewelry and Metalwork Program offers a seminar class required by MFA candidates each semester where student work is critiqued regularly and critical discourse pertaining to the field and the larger arts/crafts/design areas and trends are analyzed and discussed. Additionally, candidates are required to take an MFA Open Seminar and Pedagogy course with all first year MFA candidates. Candidates course of will study also include two Art History courses, one Criticism course and the opportunity to take courses within the School and Art and the University at large to build individual research directions.  Individual, semi-private studios with jeweler’s bench and large industrial work table are provided with 24-hour access including summers.   

Every year we receive a strong and competitive applicant pool. If interested in an assistantship opportunity, we HIGHLY encourage you to come visit and welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally. 

November 11th 2016 the Lamar Dodd School of Art will be hosting a school wide Graduate Open Studio and we encourage you visit and engage with our graduates! 

Jewelry and Metalwork Program Site
The MFA program places a strong emphasis on critical thinking and allows students the opportunity to build individual research strategies for developing a coherent and distinctive body of work. Investigations of inter-media and interdisciplinary relationships are highly encouraged.

Details on Graduate Admission  and special requirements 
Portfolios submitted should include a range of works that exemplify the student’s strengths within the medium and in other creative capacities (if applicable). Work completed beyond the Bachelor’s degree is encouraged. 

Details on Assistantship program
The Dodd offers generous, merit-based assistantships and scholarships and is committed to a diverse student body. Assistantships include a stipend and full tuition waiver (renewable up to 2 years)