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uf mfa fellow$hip and assistant$ship opportunities

updated sat 16 dec 00


Linda Arbuckle on fri 15 dec 00

For people considering grad school...

This year University of Florida MFA applicants will be eligible for 2
competitive Alumni Fellowships and one Minority Fellowship (U.S.
citizens only). These fellowships provide tution waiver and a stipend of
$14,000. per year for 2 years, and a year of assistantship, waiver and
stipend. There will also be 27 assistanships available for incoming MFA
students, which provide in exchange for a teaching, technical, or
support job tuition waiver and a stipend of about $4000. for the
academic year. Graduate fellowship initiative info is at:

I'm on sabbatical this year, and the fab Matt Long is Area Coordinator
and visiting faculty in my stead. Students with Ceramics area questions
should e-mail Matt:
Students who wish to request grad info (including web site info for
on-line forms) or would like further info about fellowships and
assistanships may e-mail Graduate Coordinator Richard Heipp:

We have 11 grads currently. 3 graduating this year. Good mix between
potters (hi-fire wood/soda and lowfire with a lot of color at the
moment, although we've had some cone 6 people in the past several years
as well), figurative sculptors, and sculptors doing organic abstraction
and mixed media works. We are a supportive department where everyone
works hard, with a good sense of community. The Potters Guild helps
sponsor student attendance at NCECA, as well as 3-5 visiting artists a
year. It's a lively place where students get good personal attention.
Age range is broad, from 20-something to Lynn Duryea and Wynne Wilbur (
I will forgo specifying their ages... ) who did the NCECA discussion
group Is It Ever Too Late To Go To Grad School? If you're interested,
you may ask Matt to put you in touch with current students.

As I understand it, our usual Jan. 15th deadline for MFA applicants has
been extended til Feb. 1. I'd suggest applicants check with Richard
Heipp to confirm this.
Linda Arbuckle, Assoc. Prof.
Univ of FL
School of Art and Art History
P.O. Box 115801, Gainesville, FL 32611-5801
(352) 392-0201 x 219