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Dean Says U of L MFA Program Will Find New Home

The University of Louisville is looking for a new home for its Master of Fine Arts program.The College of Arts and Sciences had planned to lease a portion of the Museum Plaza skyscraper for the program, but the project has since been scrapped.The school had refrained from seeking official approval for the MFA program until it had a home. Now, Dean Blaine Hudson says the program will likely be established this year, and classroom space will be found later. He doesn't expect it to be a challenge."The amount of money that it would have cost us to have space in Museum Plaza could, if we could still raise that amount of money, buy us a very, very imposing facility of some kind anyway," says Hudson.U of L's space in Museum Plaza would've cost $10-15 million.The developers say they canceled the project because of the unfavorable construction bond market.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.