Master of Fine Arts in Art

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(concentration in: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture)

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

60 semester credit hours, including 3 semester credit hours for prospectus and 6 semester credit hours for M.F.A. exhibit.

Final Examination

  1. An oral examination of M.F.A. exhibition (Oral may be repeated twice.)
  2. M.F.A. in Art Program of Study (60 semester credit hours)

M.F.A. in Art Program of Study (60 semester credit hours)

Concentration in: Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, or Sculpture

M.F.A. Primary Area of Concentration27
M.F.A. Secondary Area of Concentration (A different concentration area or Intermedia)12
Art History6
Aesthetics or Philosophy or Theories of Art3
ART 5673Portfolio Photography3
ART 5983Prospectus3
ART 5996M.F.A. Exhibit6
Total Semester Credit Hours60

MFA Secondary Concentration (12 hours)

Students may elect to have a secondary concentration within any of the following areas:

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture

Or choose 2D, 3D, or 4D Intermedia option listed below.

Intermedia (Secondary Area of Concentration Option)

2D Intermedia

2D Intermedia integrates three areas: Papermaking, Book Arts, and Printmaking. This secondary emphasis encourages experimental crossover among these paper-based disciplines. Students may choose two classes in one area and one class in each of the remaining areas for a total of 12 semester credit hours. The possible class combinations are as follows:

  • 2 Book Arts, 1 Papermaking, 1 Printmaking
  • 2 Papermaking, 1 Book Arts, 1 Printmaking
  • 2 Printmaking, 1 Book Arts, 1 Papermaking

3D Intermedia

3D Intermedia integrates Sculpture, Ceramics, and New Media (courses that include a 3D component). This secondary emphasis encourages crossover between these disciplines. Students may choose 4 classes in these areas for a total of 12 semester credit hours. The possible course options are as follows:

  • Sculpture
  • Advanced Ceramics
  • Advanced Ceramics Techniques
  • Installation Art
  • Interactive Digital Art
  • 3D Printing and Fabrication

4D Intermedia

4D Intermedia integrates three aspects of creative and conceptual expressions: time, the body and media arts technologies. This secondary emphasis encourages trans-disciplinary approaches and experimentation, where traditional and new media merge, collide, combine, and activate one another. 

  • Video Art
  • Net Art
  • Performance Art
  • Augmented/Visual Reality
  • Public Art
  • Social Practice
  • Interactive Art