Funded MFA – The university at Buffalo

Come study at the top-ranked, flagship research university in the state of New York. The MFA and MA programs at the University at Buffalo exceed traditional boundaries and encourage diverse practices, art and activism, and emerging fields.

The programs offer competitive and fully-funded teaching assistantships with health insurance. Funding options include the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, and university funding opportunities for MA students.

Resources include a tier-one research university, the Arts Collaboratory, the hybrid studio laboratory Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts, studio space, access to departmental and interdisciplinary facilities, UB art galleries, and curatorial opportunities.

The MFA program provides an opportunity for students to combine creative work with scholarly interests to define their own unique practice. Faculty mentorship forms the core of the program, supplemented by frequent visits by artists, designers, and scholars from a wide range of disciplines.

The MA in Art & Design for Social Impact underscores the critical function of art and design in helping to address complex social issues. Students collaborate with a diverse range of community partners and social justice advocacy groups.

Explore the visiting artist speaker series, programs, and read about the accomplished alumni.

Full-time faculty include Marc Böhlen, Becky Brown, Millie Chen, Maximilian Goldfarb, Berin Golonu, Adele Henderson, George Afredzi Hughes, Matt Kenyon, Joan Linder, John Opera, Reinhard Reitzenstein, Stephanie Rothenberg, Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Ted Triandos, Paul Vanouse, Victoria Udondian, and Livingston Watrous.


The University of Buffalo is the top ranked, public flagship university of the state of New York