We are an intimate, innovative, and interdisciplinary department with rich, one-of-a-kind offerings by award-winning faculty in several fields of practice. Our students write books and plays, and create performances, films, gallery shows, installations, and events.
Our programs are designed for artists and practitioners who:
  • Want individual and small group support to write a book, produce a performance, or develop a large scale project in a rigorous, supportive setting.
  • Are teachers or therapists who want to develop their own practice as artists, performers, or writers, and learn the tools for bringing these practices into their professional work.
  • Are interested in creative resistance and working collaboratively with artists and communities.
  • Make work that doesn't "fit" into traditional studio or conservatory programs because you work across two or more disciplines.
  • Seek an intensive format designed for working adults.
  • Want to create more meaningful lives through disciplined creative and self-inquiry in a community of makers.
  • Are ready to utilize undergraduate credits from our Bachelor's Completion Program towards an MFA degree.

BOTH MFA PROGRAMS ALSO OFFER A 10-CREDIT ELECTIVE FOCUS IN ART & SOCIAL JUSTICE

MFA CI & WCC Academic Calendars

Creative Inquiry, Interdisciplinary Arts & Writing & Consciousness

Academic Calendars for 2016-2017

2016-2017
Fall 2016 Spring 2017
August 19, 20, 21 January 6, 7, 8
September 9, 10, 11 January 27, 28, 29
September 23, 24, 25 February 10, 11, 12
October 14, 15, 16 March 3, 4, 5
November 4, 5, 6 March 24, 25, 26
November 18, 19, 20 April 7, 8, 9



Academic Calendars for 2017-2018

2017-2018
Fall 2017 Spring 2018
September 1, 2, 3 January 5, 6, 7
September 15, 16, 17 January 19, 20, 21
October 6, 7, 8 February 9, 10, 11
October 27, 28, 29 March 2, 3, 4
November 17, 18, 19 March 23, 24, 25
December 9, 10, 11 April 13, 14, 15


CLASS HOURS
Friday
 5:30-9:30 pm
Saturday 9 am-8 pm
Sunday 9 am-6 pm

Questions about admissions or the MFA Program?

Admissions Counselor:
AmyJo Mattheis
(415)-575-6246
amattheis@ciis.edu

MFA Program Manager:
Shelley Carr
(415) 575-6249
scarr@ciis.edu

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