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Master of Fine Arts at JMU

The Master of Fine Arts Program will challenge and support independently motivated artists in their intellectual, philosophical and artistic development. The graduate program encourages lifelong learning, career success and community involvement.

Financial Support

All M.F.A. full-time students admitted to the graduate program are recommended for a Graduate Assistantship within The School of Art, Design and Art History. This assistantship pays for full in-state tuition and graduate comprehensive fees for 18 graduate credits per year in exchange for 20 hours of work per week, per the stipend amount set by The Graduate School. Out-of-state tuition coverage may be available but is on a limited basis. The program requires an additional 6 credits to be completed during summer sessions; this tuition is not covered by the assistantship, but students may be able to apply for financial support. Students in their third year of M.F.A. study may be eligible for a Teaching Assistantship, which awards a larger stipend.

Acceptance into the Art M.F.A. program is highly competitive, with three in-state Graduate Assistantships available to award for the Fall 2022 cohort. The offer of Graduate and Teaching Assistantship employment is contingent upon budget availability.

MFA Thesis Catalogs
Graduate Handbooks

Graduate Director for Art

Corinne Diop

Graduate Director for Art, Photography Head, Professor of Art

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