Apr 06, 2020  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Art, M.F.A.


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The granting of the M.F.A. is based upon achievement of professional competence and mastery in at least one area of studio art.

Mastery implies a high level of knowledge and skill in the theoretical, historical and technical aspects of art production. Such mastery is the basis of quality in higher education and in the general culture, and from this base careers in either category should be accessible. M.F.A. candidates are required to pass the thesis exhibition defense and make a public presentation of their work no later than one week before the thesis defense.

Studio Art Requirement


Students may enter directly into the M.F.A. program or progress from the M.A. program. The 36 hours required for the M.A. are included in the M.F.A. curriculum below. At least 12 semester hours of the 36 semester hours required for the M.A. in studio art and 18 semester hours of the 60 hours required for the M.F.A. must be completed in ART 530  or ART 531 . Students in the regular M.F.A. program who hold an M.A. from another institution may be required to complete nine semester hours of their M.F.A. coursework in ART 530  or ART 531 .

M.F.A. Studio Art Curriculum


  • 15 hrs. advanced art history
  • 15 hrs. studio major concentration courses
  • 9 hrs. studio minor concentration courses
  • 15 hrs. studio electives

Total: 60 hrs.


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