The best time to visit is when the department holds its annual MFA Open Studios event in mid-November each year (the department instagram page, @artdept_ucsb, will always have advertising leading up to the event.) This event allows you to meet current MFA students, faculty, and to see a showcase of current work from our wonderful graduate students in their studios. Please also note that in general, campus visits are only possible when classes are in session and staff are present (so please note that during the holiday season during the months of November and December, there are departmental closures that occur due to holiday breaks.) Please contact the Staff Graduate Advisor to arrange a tour. We also have created a virtual tour that you can view to get a great summary of our facilities and studios.