Art, Studio- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Studio Art Graduate Director
Department of Art
124 Art Building

Admission Requirements

In addition to requirements of the Graduate School, you must meet departmental requirements.

You must have earned a minimum of 74 semester hours (110 quarter hours), of which 12 must be in art history and 12 must be in drawing, studio, and related art courses. At least 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) must be advanced hours in the area of proposed concentration. Total general academic studies shall not be less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours). Note: Life experiences, strong portfolio contents, and other factors may substitute for some of these requirements. Only the Department of Art graduate faculty may approve substitutions.

Departmental acceptance into the M.F.A. program is determined by graduate faculty evaluation of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a one-page statement of goals for study, experience, and examples of creative work indicating competence in the area of proposed study. Portfolios representing your studio performance should be submitted to the Department of Art via SlideRoom, an online web portal, at the time of application to the Graduate School. An on-campus interview with an instructor in the area of proposed study prior to or during the application process is also strongly recommended. Instructional and other resources of the department determine the number of applicants accepted.

Priority application deadline is Feb. 1. Applications are accepted until June 1 for enrollment in fall semester.

Program Requirements

(60 semester hours)

This program requires a minimum of two years of full-time graduate study with areas for studio concentration available in painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, photography, and sculpture.

600-level studio courses with no fewer than 18 hours in either painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, photography, and sculpture24
ART 601Teaching Assistant Seminar 13
Graduate-level art history, including:9
Postwar to Postmodern, 1945-1980
Graduate Seminar in Art History
Graduate-level course options12
ART 620Graduate Study in Drawing3
ART 700Thesis9
Total Credit Hours60