MISSION

The mission for the Master of Fine Arts Program is to challenge and support independently motivated artists in their intellectual, philosophical and artistic development. The graduate program encourages life long learning, career success and community involvement.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

All M.F.A. full-time students admitted to the graduate program are awarded a Graduate Assistantship with a full tuition waiver and material stipend covering their entire course of study.  Students in their third year of M.F.A. study are eligible for a Teaching Assistantship, which awards a larger stipend.

Each M.F.A. student also is provided a private studio in the Grace Street Building, a five-minute walk from Duke Hall. Each private studio has a computer with web access. 

All studio graduates have full access to the studios and equipment located in Duke Hall and the Memorial Hall Art Complex

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Studio
(12-18 credit-hour minimum in concentration

39

Art History
(3 credits Non-western recommended)

12

Contemporary Art Theory Electives
(Art or Non-art)

6

 TOTAL

60

 
For more information, please contact:

Welter

Cole Welter
Graduate Program Director, Professor of Art
e-mail: welterch@jmu.edu 
Phone: 540.568.6216

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