Studio Art (M.F.A.)

Program Overview

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art is designed to prepare students for careers as practicing professional artists. Comprised of a diverse group of students who share in a vision to explore, synthesize, innovate and create, the program fosters opportunities for critical discourse in an environment where individuals can collaborate or work independently and make meaningful contributions to contemporary culture. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design.

For further information, go to: Studio Art (MFA).

Please note: This is a Fall admission only program.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Required Courses
ARCR 501MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism I3
ARCR 601MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism II3
ARST 501MFA Seminar in Studio Art I3
ARST 601MFA Seminar in Studio Art II3
ARST 604Independent Study: Project Criticism I3
ARST 650Independent Study: MFA Exhibition, Paper and Final Review3
Research Project I
Select one of the following:3
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Video
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Fiber
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Multi-Media
Research Project II
Select one of the following:3
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Video
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Fiber
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Multi-Media
Final Project I
Select one of the following:3
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Video
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Fiber Forms
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: Final Project I: Multi-Media
Final Project II
Select one of the following:3
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Video
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Fiber Forms
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Multi-Media
Art History
Select three of the following:9
Artists on Art
Field Trips in Art History
Northern Renaissance Art
European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Modern Philosophies of Art I
Graduate Methods of Research in Art History
Selected Problems in Art History
The American Collector and New York Museums
Independent Studio Work I
ARST 502Independent Study: Independent Studio Work I3
Special Topics in Studio Art I
ARST 506Special Topics in Studio Art I3
Special Topics in Studio Art II
ARST 507Special Topics in Studio Art II3
Studio Electives
Select two of the following:6
Independent Study: Independent Studio Work II
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Video
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Fiber
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Multi-Media
Independent Study: Project Criticism II
Special Topics in Studio Art III
Special Topics in Studio Art IV
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Painting
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Drawing
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Printmaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Papermaking
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Photography
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Film Making
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Video
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Sculpture
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Ceramics
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Fiber Forms
Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Independent Study: Final Project I: Multi-Media
General Electives
Complete 6 credits of any graduate course, 500 level or above.6
Total Credits60