Department of Art & Art History

Masters of Fine Arts in Art Studio

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a three-year, 60 unit, professional degree program which incorporates a comprehensive background in the fine arts as well as advanced development in patterns of studio specialization. The degree offers students progressive course work in critical theory, practiced criticism, and art history. The combined studio and academic experience provides students with the opportunity to synthesize information at a higher level, while engaging in original research and a significant body of creative studio work.

Candidates are accepted into the program in the following areas of concentration: ceramics, glass, painting/drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. While affiliation with a single area of concentration may be the norm, a broad approach to studio practice and the development of a coherent, informed understanding of issues relevant to many forms of expression is encouraged throughout the degree experience. Individual paths through the program are worked out through close consultation with the candidate's committee and the graduate advisor.

Students choosing to concentrate both in studio and college level studio teaching will gain valuable guidance and experience during the first year of residency by enrolling in the graduate level internship course, and in the second and third years with teaching assignments for the highest qualified students.

MFA Application Procedure Guidelines

Deadline for MA and MFA applications for Fall admittance is March 1; Deadline for MA and MFA applications for Spring admittance is October 1st

Cameron Crawford , Graduate Advisor, Art & Art History