Art - Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A)

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) - Art

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • At the core of our MFA program is a close one-on-one mentorship with professors, and regular critiques with fellow students.  Students investigate ideas and process deeply, and develop their understanding through studio work, research, writing, presentation and critical analysis. Classes include:

    • individual credits with professors,

    • theory and criticism,

    • professional development and college teaching

    • critique colloquia, and thematic studio explorations

  • Credits on the 400 level must have the UG designation, and are limited to six (6) credits at the 400-level.

Summary

Course Requirements

40-45

Pedagogy, Professional, Open Elective, Expanded Studio, and Thesis Requirements

12-15

Total Hours

60


Course Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6-9 credits of the following art history and critical theory courses:

ARTH 503

Critical Theories in the Visual Arts I

3

ARTH 509

Critical Theories in Visual Arts II

3

400 OR 500 Level Art History or Open Elective

3

Complete 24-29 credits of the following independent studio research course:

ARTZ 505

Graduate Studio Research: Art

Variable

Complete 10-12 credits of the following graduate critique seminar course:

ARTZ 501

Graduate Critique Seminar

2

Total Hours

43-45

Minimum Required Grade: C


Pedagogy, Professional, Open Elective, Expanded Studio, and Thesis Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 13-16 credits of the following professional practices and thesis research courses:

ARTZ 504

Pre-Candidacy (1x2)

1

ARTZ 506

Graduate Pedagogy

3

ARTZ 507

Beyond Art School

3

400-500 Level Open Elective (must be at least a UG 400 level course. Additional courses 500-level only)

3-6

ARTZ 697

Thesis Paper

3

ARTZ 699

Thesis Exhibition

2

Total Hours

12-15

Minimum Required Grade: C