MFA: 3D (General, Fibers, and Metals)"For me, there are no boundaries between media, only curiosities about what happens when they are joined and how that might create a more savory image, object or place." - Judy Haberl
From the Intimate to the Infinite, Judy Haberl (faculty)
The MFA 3D program supports a wide range of styles and philosophies in the work of graduate students. Some students work with traditional sculptural materials and processes including glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fibers, and work across a variety of media, creating objects and installations; others create technology-driven work using kinetic, interactive, video or electronic elements. Cross-media work is supported and encouraged.
The MFA 3D is a full-time, 60-credit program. In the weekly Major Studio, students working in sculpture, or in one of the specific 3D fine arts media, meet as a group to engage in critiques with faculty and visiting artists. They also meet for mentoring time in studios and shops. Students receive individual studio spaces and access to a million square feet of fabrication, installation, and exhibition potential. MassArt's sculptural facilities are industrially scaled: enormous metal and wood fabrication shops, a metal forge and foundry, 6 large electric kilns, 4 large gas-fired kilns, large-scale fiber facilities, an electronic projects lab, state-of-the-art computer and imaging labs, a papermaking studio, and a brand new glass shed which includes rooms for working with hot and cold processes and equipment used to cut, grind, polish, drill, and sandblast glass.