Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies Graduate Program

The Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts degree is designed to immerse the student in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages innovative work in art metals, ceramics, drawing, installation, interdisciplinary studio, new genres, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, social practice, video, etc. Program coursework emphasizes advanced studio practices together with study in graduate level art history and seminars with a focus on contemporary topics. Students interact in courses and in critiques with a diverse group of dedicated faculty members from various disciplines. The MFA degree culminates in a thesis exhibition accompanied by extensive written research and a public oral defense of both.