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MFA, Visual Arts

Department of Art, Design & Visual Studies

MFA student talking with Instructor

The Master of Fine Art, Visual Arts program immerses the student in an interdisciplinary environment that encourages innovative work in the studio and beyond. The three-year program fosters students’ creative, intellectual, and professional development as artists who create excellent work, are able to discuss and contextualize their work cogently, and who are prepared to enter various career paths.

photo of grad student painting

Course work emphasizes studio practices along with art history courses and seminars with a focus on contemporary topics. An active Visiting Artist and Scholars Program brings world-renowned artists and scholars to campus who offer lectures, workshops, and graduate studio critiques. The program culminates in an exhibition of a body of work, a written analysis that supports the work, and an oral defense of both.

Graduate Program Director: Lily Lee