Scott Ferguson
Class of 2017
Glasgow, Scotland Brooklyn, NY

Originally from Glasgow, Scotland I have lived throughout the United States since a young age and in 2013 received my BFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I am currently based in Brooklyn, NY. 

<div>Integrating performance, video and sound, I create work that discusses ideas of success, masculinity, memory and destruction. My performances are built around a misuse of tools and technology--creating moments of absurdity and abstraction, blending intimacy with disruptive noises. I think of my work existing in the same time frame as a song: being a quick snap away from reality.&nbsp;Additionally, collaboration plays a large role in my work.&nbsp;</div> <div>I am an active member of the Flinching Eye Collective, an interdisciplinary arts group focusing on live-performance in relation to video and sound. Outside of the Flinching Eye Collective, I am part of a two-person collaborative called Ralph-Wallace with Benjamin Gale-Schreck; we work with each others weight and make work about masculinity and humor within the art world.&nbsp;</div>
Scott Ferguson, class of 2017

MFA Fine Arts is a full-time, two-year, 60-credit program
Seminars and workshops are complemented by weekly visits from artists, curators, critics and gallerists, who are invited to give lectures and meet with students in their studios. Students may audit up to four undergraduate and continuing education courses, and take advantage of SVA’s lectures and other resources. Each student is given a private studio with 24-hour access. At the end of each semester, open studios provide students with opportunities to present their work to the public and gain professional exposure. Graduating students take part in our annual thesis exhibition. 
We respect craft and form, but we also encourage an approach to art-making in which ideas or questions serve as points of departure for artistic processes that may lead in unforeseen directions. While some students may remain committed to a single medium for the duration of their study, most experiment with multiple modes of production.
In addition to drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, students may explore animation, digital art, installation, performance, photography, public projects, social practice, video, and numerous other disciplines. Students in the MFA Fine Arts program have the freedom to reinvent themselves. And with access to private departmental facilities for photography, video production, large format printing and woodworking, and to innovative labs at SVA for digital fabrication, bio art, printmaking, metalworking, ceramics, textiles and risography, students can pursue many approaches to making their art.
The close relationship between faculty and students—formed in studio visits, critique groups, seminars and workshops, but also through informal interactions—gives students the confidence to produce as much work as they can and to follow a personal course of intellectual and aesthetic investigation.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for degree conferral. In exceptional instances, students may be allowed to transfer up to 15 credits from other accredited graduate programs, and be eligible to complete the program in three semesters

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