by Missouri State University Relations
After a one-year hiatus, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy (MFAA), a residential summer program for Missouri high school student artists, returned to Missouri State University. There are 89 students from across the state participating in this year’s academy from June 2-15.
The academy offer 24 classes – nine in discipline-specific areas and five in interdisciplinary areas that include dance/visual art; creative writing/visual art; vocal music/creative writing; theater/visual art; and theater/instrumental music. There are also 10 electives ranging from science fiction/fantasy writing to street art strategies.
The final day of the academy this Friday will culminate with a showcase of the students’ work. This will include:
- An art show from 9 a.m.-noon at the Student Exhibition Center, 833 E. Walnut St.
- A disciplinary/elective showcase from 2-4:30 p.m. in the C. Minor Hall in Ellis Hall
- An interdisciplinary showcase form 7-9 p.m. in the C. Minor Hall in Ellis Hall