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About the Program

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We are a highly ranked MFA program located in the Boston/Cambridge area. Residency-based, we meet for

ten-day residencies each January and June in our

state-of-the-art Lunder Center.

Each residency is defined by a strong community, rigorous discourse, and high-profile visitors. Residencies can be experienced in-person, fully online, or a hybrid of both.

During semesters, students work with faculty advisors on their academics, and with studio mentors in their region who 

oversee their art practice, and help expand their art networks.


Recent speakers include:

*Mika Rottenberg
*Helen Molesworth
*Diana Al-Hadid 
*Steve Locke        
*Justine Kurland  

*Jerry Saltz

*Trenton Doyle Hancock
*Tehching Hsieh
*Gala Porras-Kim
*Doris Salcedo   
*Eric N. Mack

*Ursula von Rydingsvard

*Mark Dion
*Keltie Ferris
*Petah Coyne

*Tauba Auerbach 

*Anna Craycroft 

*Carrie Moyer

1801 Massachusetts Ave

Cambridge, MA 02140

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Application Info

January residency

primary deadline:                     Oct 15th

applications reviewed until  Dec 15th

June residency

primary deadline:                     Mar 1st

applications reviewed until  May 5th

Overview of Lesley MFA in Visual Arts

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