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Description of Program

The Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art is awarded for a high level of professional competence, so the student will select an emphasis in a studio area. Ceramics, metals, painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, and intermedia are available. The program of study is 60 hours of graduate credit, including 39 credit hours of studio art, 12-18 of which must be in the concentration and 12 in graduate studio; 12 credit hours in art history, with a minimum of three in Modern Art Since 1945 and three credits of non-Western recommended; and three credit hours in Contemporary Art Theory. In the final year of study, the M.F.A. candidate will complete two semesters of Thesis, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition, a Thesis Monograph, a gallery talk and an oral comprehensive examination.

Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (M.F.A.)


Painting and Drawing

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