Goddard College MFAIA Info Sessions for Fall 2016 Admissions

What’s That You Tried To Say? – an experimental work on playwright Samuel Beckett instigated by alumnus Mark O’Maley

Information Sessions

Vermont Site: Join Peter Hocking, the MFAIA-VT faculty admissions liaison, and Chip Cummings, the MFAIA admissions counselor, to learn more about the program. We’re offering hour-long conference calls on the following dates:

  • May 24, 06:30 PM EDT
  • June 09, 06:30 PM EDT

Washington Site: Join JuPong Lin, MFAIA program director, and Sharon Siskin, the MFAIA-WA faculty admissions liaison, and Chip Cummings, the MFAIA admissions counselor, to learn more about the program. We’re offering hour-long conference calls on the following dates:

  • May 13 01:00 PM PST ( 04:00 PM EDT)

To RSVP for one of the calls or for more information, contact admissions counselor, Chip Cummings at 802-322-1613 or chip.cummings@goddard.edu.

Applying for the Fall 2016 Semester:

Fall 2016 Residency in Plainfield, Vermont: July 22 – 29, 2016
Priority Deadline (application fee waived)
: May 15
Application deadline: June 15
Fall 2016 Residency in Port Townsend, Washington: September 16 – 24, 2016
Priority deadline (application fee waived)
June 15
Regular application deadline: July 15
Click here for the online application.

To You, Around You, About You, contemporary dance performance choreographed by MFA alumna Heather Bryce (Photo by M.P. Hogan)

More About Goddard’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program:
Established in 1997, Goddard College’s low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program is well suited for mid-career and emerging artists looking to deepen their practice and study in a rigorous interdisciplinary context.
The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) engages artists from a variety of practices, including visual arts, dance, music, theater, performance art, social practice, design, digital media, and the literary arts, to study in a rigorous interdisciplinary context. Students not only have the opportunity to work across artistic disciplines both individually and in collaboration with peers, but the MFAIA also encourages broader interdisciplinary inquiry, enabling dialogue among art and science, social science, humanities, and other systems of knowledge.
One of the only graduate programs in the world committed to art as a transformational practice, the MFAIA is designed to support artists with diverse life experiences and goals ranging from the social, political, to the aesthetic, spiritual or autobiographical. Our learning community supports the development of a robust lifelong art practice. We envision artmaking as a form of critical thinking, that integrates research and interdisciplinary problem-solving and engages ethically in public contexts.
Each semester begins with an eight-day residency that includes presentations, workshops, exhibits, performances, and other activities by continuing and graduating students, faculty, and guest artists. Visitors have included leaders and innovators from the full range of interdisciplinary and traditional media, including Laurie Carlos, Pauline Oliveros, Rick Lowe, Linda Montano, Jackie Brookner, Liz Lerman, Tim Miller, Haruko Okano, Keith Hennessy, Magdalena Gomez, Reggie Wilson, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, and Archie Shepp.
Faculty biographies are available on our website.
For more information about the program and the work of our students, faculty and alumni, visit our blog.
Residencies take place at our two beautiful program sites. Our historic main campus is set amongst rolling hills and forest trails in the semi-rural town of Plainfield, Vermont, only six miles from the state capitol of Montpelier. The West Coast program is set within the Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, which looks out to Puget Sound and the mountains of Western Washington State.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to www.goddard.edu

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