Graduate Fine Arts

Each semester the requirement for Graduate Studio includes individual critiques with visiting artists, faculty and critics, attending visiting artist lectures and workshops, public lectures, as well as the mid-term and final reviews. Students participate in exhibitions throughout the year.

The MFA coursework requires eight credit units of Graduate Studio, four credit units of Graduate Critique and seven credit units of electives. Of the seven elective courses, two must be graduate seminars, two must be outside of the Fine Arts Department, the remaining three courses may be taken either in the department or anywhere in the university. Each graduate student works with the faculty to select courses that will support the thesis research. Additional requirements for the MFA degree includes a thesis exhibition, and the submission of a thesis statement and portfolio.

 

 MFA Example Course Schedule  
   
Fall Year I  
Graduate Studio I 2 cu
Graduate Critique 1 cu
Graduate Seminar 1 cu
Fine Arts Elective (FNAR or DSGN) 1 cu
Spring Year I  
Graduate Studio II 2 cu
Graduate Critique 1 cu
Outside Elective 1 cu
Fine Arts Elective (FNAR or DSGN) 1 cu
   
Fall Year II  
Graduate Studio III 2 cu
Graduate Critique 1 cu
Graduate Seminar 1 cu
Fine Arts Elective (FNAR or DSGN) 1 cu
Spring Year II  
Graduate Studio IV 2 cu
Graduate Critique 1 cu
Outside Elective  1 cu
  19 cu total