Thank you for your interest in the Texas Academy of Figurative Art.
We try to keep the application process uncomplicated. We ask for only basic biographical and contact information that helps us keep prospective students informed of their status. We encourage all prospective students to visit the studios and meet with the director, instructors and other students in person prior to applying to the atelier program if possible. In fact, scheduling an interview is part of the required application process. We do this to help you get a clear understanding of how we approach the atelier educational process. TAFA’s program is structured in such a way that one half of the day is working in your assigned studio space on individual projects guided by the instructors, and the other half of the day working from the model or anatomy studies. The instructors will offer daily critiques and in the model room instructors will teach to the group as well as give individual critique & guidance. For your studio projects you will work independently most of the time, with the instructor offering individual critiques and mentoring. The atelier program requires students to develop personal discipline and ambition to be able to assimilate the instructor’s critique while working expeditiously through the curriculum projects. Please be aware that each student will be reviewed by the faculty at the end of each academic year in order to keep their place in the Atelier for the next year.
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Please make checks payable to the Texas Academy of Figurative Art. Applicants will be notified of their status after the application process has been completed. Prospective students are welcome to contact the office or the instructors prior to the term regarding your status during the application process. Please understand that there are a limited number of openings at TAFA. There is no guarantee that highly qualified applicants will be accepted into the program, however you may be placed on a waiting list.
Texas Academy of Figurative Art admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and other school administered programs.