Art M.F.A.

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.

Master of Fine Arts - Art

College of Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Degree Requirements

9 CREDITS: ART HISTORY AND CRITICAL THEORY

ARTH 503 Critical Theories in Visual Art I

3

400 or 500 UG Level Art History

3

ARTH 509 Critical Theories in Visual Art II

3


24-29 CREDITS INDEPENDENT STUDIO RESEARCH

ARTZ 505 - Independent Graduate Research

Variable

10-12 CREDITS: GRADUATE CRITIQUE SEMINARS

ARTZ 501 Graduate Critique Seminar

2

12-15 CREDITS: PEDAGOGY, PROFESSIONAL, OPEN ELECTIVE, EXPANDED STUDIO AND THESIS CREDITS

ARTZ 506 Pedagogy

3

ARTZ 504 Pre-Candidacy

1

ARTZ 507 Beyond Art School

2

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

1

ARTZ 699 Thesis Exhibition

2

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