|Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts|
|Course Number and Title||Credits|
|ART 575 Graduate Seminar||6|
|ART 576 Studio Practices (3-6 credits per semester)||18|
|ART 577 Graduate Concourse||6|
|ART 580 Selected Topics: Studio and/or ART 596 Independent Study||12|
|ART 589 Selected Topics Art History or other graduate level art history||6|
|ART 683 Master of Fine Arts Visual Arts Thesis and Exhibition||6|
|Electives at the graduate level||6|
The Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies offers a full time Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Visual Arts. The program encourages innovative work in art metals, ceramics, drawing, installation, interdisciplinary studio, new genres, painting, photography, sculpture, social practice, video, etc. The degree requires 60 total credits distributed as follows: 6 credits in art history, 30 credits in studio, 6 credits in Graduate Concourse, 6 credits in Graduate Seminar, 6 credits in thesis and 6 credits in general electives.
Students admitted to the program are provided with private studio space. Graduate faculty hold regular studio visits and consultations.
The MFA degree program fosters students’ creative, intellectual, and professional development as artists who produce excellent work, are able to discuss and contextualize their work cogently, and who are prepared to enter various career paths available to artists. Course work emphasizes applied study, art history, theory and criticism.
A Visiting Artist program that brings a wide range of artists and scholars to campus on a regular basis enhances the MFA experience by providing lectures, workshops, and 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
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