Curriculum

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) 

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At the core of our MFA program is a close one-on-one mentorship with professors, and regular critiques with fellow students.  Students investigate ideas and process deeply, and develop their understanding through studio work, research, writing, presentation and critical analysis. Classes include:

  • individual credits with professors,
  • theory and criticism,
  • professional development and college teaching
  • critique colloquia, and thematic studio explorations.
Additional coursework in disciplines outside of art augment the curriculum. Completion of the program culminates in a major thesis exhibition.

We offer qualified students the opportunity to teach college classes through our Graduate Teaching Fellowship program. Scholarships are also available. 

MFA advising Form (list of specific courses)

Master of Art (M.A.) in Art History

The MA in Art History focuses on research in the historical and cultural context of visual art. It prepares students for advanced graduate work at the Ph.D. level, and careers in art-related professions in museums, galleries, arts organizations and conservation departments.

Combined M.F.A./M.A. Degrees

The School of Art offers a joint MA Art History/ MFA studio degree.  Students combine their studio practice with a deeper understanding of historical knowledge, research methods, and critical analysis in a condensed time-frame (many overlapping courses count for each degree). It is particularly useful for individuals wishing to teach art history and criticism alongside studio classes.

Master of Art (M.A.) in Studio Art

This degree requires fewer credits than an M.F.A while still providing a graduate experience.  While not designed for those wishing to pursue a professorship after school, it includes many of the crucial features of our graduate program.

MA-Studio Advising Form (list of specific courses)