Art, M.F.A.

Master of Fine Arts
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About This Degree

The Master of Fine Arts program is an intensive 60-credit interdisciplinary studio art program that results in the terminal degree. Studio practice and the study of critical theory are employed to foster intellectual growth and individual achievement. The primary emphasis is the development of a personalized, professional, art-making practice that may be carried through to a lifetime career. By focusing on art production along with historical and critical studies, the MFA program stresses artistic skill, critical thinking and awareness of cultural and social frameworks as intrinsic parts of the curriculum. Students may work in any single or combination of studio areas including: Painting/Drawing, Graphic Design, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Illustration, Clay, or Jewelry/Metalsmithing. MFA students work closely with faculty mentors and culminate their studio thesis in a solo exhibition.