Twelve Scholarships at Transart Institute’s Low-Residency MFA Program in Berlin/New York – deadline 1 June 2010

$84,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS were announced today by Transart Institute, to be awarded to students of the new MFA Creative Practice program offered in partnership with the University of Plymouth in the UK. Two Transart Institute Developing Country Scholarships, four 2-year achievement scholarships and six merit scholarships will be awarded. The scholarships provide a reduction in tuition from 10 to 50%.

US FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS will become available to US students through the University of Plymouth. The university’s US Department of Education recognition will be renewed no later than the coming spring semester.

NO DEBT TUITION PAYMENT PLANS of 48 monthly payments are being offered to students who do not have access to US or Canadian government support programs and/or prefer not to borrow for their education.

MORE INFORMATION on scholarships and payment plans can found on the Transart Institute website:

“Transart Institute’s cooperation in the UK is opening progressive and innovative ways for students to fund their graduate level education without going into debt. While the low-residency format has always permitted students to continue a professional life during their participation in the program, the new possibility for manageable monthly tuition plans is a real chance for artists with limited resources and insufficient access to loans to start their post graduate careers debt-free”, states Klaus Knoll, PhD, Program Leader for Transart Institute. “The imminent option of US Federal Student Loans is also good news” he added.

TRANSART INSTITUTE offers an international low-residency MFA program for working artists in a highly individualized format. The innovative program consists of three intensive summer residencies with lectures, workshops, critiques, seminars, performances and exhibitions in Berlin and two shorter winter residencies in New York. In the four semesters between residencies, students create their own course of study realizing individual art and research projects with the support of faculty and self-chosen artist mentors wherever they work and live.

The program is geared towards the development of a sustainable artistic praxis rather than training in certain media or genres, challenging students to think conceptually and work creatively in new ways. Current students work with animation, curating, digital media, film, gaming, graphic design, installation, painting, performance, photography, robotics, sculpture, sound, text, video, virtual reality.

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