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The Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) is a professional degree program that incorporates a comprehensive background in the fine arts as well as advanced development in patterns of studio specialization.  The program provides a setting in which students may acquire and develop skills of intellectual and creative inquiry, values of human understanding, and meaning in cultural expression.  The program fosters the freedom of expression of ideas, and other products of expression.  The program offers students advanced course work in art history, critical theory and practiced criticism.  The combined studio and academic experience provides students with the opportunity to contextualize information at a higher level and deepen their understanding of the relationship of the arts to society, while engaging in original research and developing a significant body of artwork.