Art, Studio- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Studio Art Graduate Director
Department of Art
124 Art Building
513-529-2900
http://arts.MiamiOH.edu/art/programs/graduate-studio-art

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" on-line 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.

Application deadline is Feb. 1 for admission in the following academic year.

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, and sculpture.

600-level studio courses with no less than 18 hours in either painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, or sculpture24
ART 601Teaching Assistant Seminar 13
Graduate-level art history, including:9
Art of the Late 20th Century
Graduate Seminar in Art History
Graduate-level course options12
ART 620Graduate Study in Drawing3
ART 700Thesis9
Total Credit Hours60
1

Required of graduate teaching assistants.

Experience Design Concentration

Admission Requirements

In addition to requirements of the Graduate School, you must meet departmental requirements. Departmental acceptance into the M.F.A. program is determined by graduate faculty evaluation of a resume, a statement of intent, experience, and a web portfolio of work. These materials should be submitted to the studio graduate director of Experience Design at the time of application to the Graduate School. An on-campus interview with the director prior to or during the application process is strongly recommended. Instructional and other resources of the department determine the number of applicants accepted.

Application deadline is Feb. 1 for admission in the following academic year.

Program Requirements

(60 semester hours)

This program requires a minimum of two years of full-time graduate study.

600-level studio courses18
Required graduate-level courses in ART and IMS21
Approved electives in ART, IMS, and ESP 112
Graduate level elective or independent study in any field3
Thesis 26
Total Credit Hours60
1

Students who teach as adjuncts must take ART 601.

2

Option to take an additional 3 hours under the approved elective category.

Students who require additional design skills to meet entrance requirements can follow an alternative three year path. The 3 year option is for students who have a strong interest—but not a strong background—in graphic design. Students accepted under the 3 year option first complete our Graphic Design Intensive: one year of coursework (6-9 hours each semester, 15 hours total). At the end of this year, they receive a Graduate Certificate in Graphic Design. To complete their MFA, they must then participate in a full faculty review of their first year work. Continuation in the program is subject to this review.

Graduate Certificate for Professional Development: Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art

The Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art certificate provides focused advanced professional studio experience and portfolio development for the experienced visual artist. The certificate offers a 5th-year opportunity for portfolio development in preparation for Graduate School applications, for advanced studio training for art educators and professional artists in one of the following six media tracks: Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, or Sculpture.

The Advanced Studio Art certificate program further develops concepts, techniques, materials, methods and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to process of creating two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art.

Program Requirements

(15 graduate level credit hours)

Select one track9-12
Select one of the following:3-6
Graduate Study in Drawing
Any 600-level Art History
Total Credit Hours12-18

Tracks

Track 1: Ceramics
ART 561Ceramics IV3
ART 562Ceramics V3
ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours9-12
Track 2: Metals
ART 564Jewelry Design and Metals IV3-6
ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours6-12
Track 3: Painting
ART 531Painting IV3
ART 532Painting V3
ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours9-12
Track 4: Photography

For additional information contact the Studio Art Graduate Director

ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours3-6
Track 5: Printmaking
ART 541Printmaking IV3
ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours6-9
Track 6: Sculpture
ART 571Sculpture IV3
ART 572Sculpture V3
ART 600Advanced Research Problems3-6
Total Credit Hours9-12

Portfolio submission required. February 1 deadline for Summer or Fall admission. September 1 for Spring admission; any alternate portfolio reviews are by arrangement through the studio faculty and the Graduate Director, Department of Art. All courses are subject to Permission of Instructor. A 3.00 GPA is required for all course work in the certificate.