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MFAA 2016 Hub

All things MFAA 2016 are here! Access applications, the student handbook and all required forms for the upcoming Missouri Fine Arts Academy scheduled June 5-25, 2016 on the campus of Missouri State University.

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  • Visual Arts

    In small groups and individually, students will explore the roles that artistic foundations such as context, intention, voice, materials, and content play in contemporary art making.

  • Visual Arts

    Sculpting is an artistic activity offered in MFAA’s visual arts discipline.

  • Visual Arts

    MFAA students can take advantage of Missouri State’s art facilities to work with a variety of media to explore artistic expression.

  • Visual Arts

    The interdisciplinary aspect of MFAA teaches students to stretch their ideas of art and communication through art, which enhances creative thinking and problems solving skills and produces well-rounded individuals.

  • Visual Arts

    Students create video applications to showcase their talents and personalities.

  • Theatre

    In the Stage Combat elective course, students learn the fundamentals of unarmed stage violence, including safety, techniques and physical listening.

  • Theatre

    Students in acting courses are exposed to a variety of different artists and teaching outlooks with the goal of developing self-confidence, improvisation and listening skills, moment to moment awareness, irreverence, and foundational work with text.

  • Dance

    Dance students not only learn movement techniques and principles, they will also develop physical stamina, strength, flexibility, articulation, coordination, musicality and phrasing.

  • Dance

    MFAA offers an intensive schedule of classes in discipline-specific arts, including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing and music, as well as interdisciplinary with a wide range of co-curricular activities.

  • Creative Writing

    Creative writing students will focus on personal observation, writing and creating, as well as studying prose, poetry, dramatic dialogue and essay writing forms. Students share their work daily.

  • Creative Writing

    Student writers find time to let the creative juices flow.

  • Creative Writing

    Many opportunities are available for students to share and perform their work publically throughout the three-week program.

  • Music

    Students in the instrumental music discipline will explore topics such as interpretation, practice and performance strategies, and music history, literature and theory.

  • Music

    Vocal and instrumental music are just two of six disciplines offered at the Missouri Fine Arts Academy.

  • Music

    The Missouri State campus offers students interested in the electronic arts the opportunity to work with advanced equipment.


About MFAA

Learn about the Missouri Fine Arts Academy, including its disciplines, history and the people who make it happen.