PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN STUDIO
The Master of Fine Arts degree is internationally recognized as a standard qualification required for teaching craft and visual arts at post-secondary educational institutions such as colleges and universities. The NSCAD MFA Program provides students with the opportunity to develop their work in a context of intense critical discussion. Pedagogy, Research/Creation and other integral academic courses enhance the studio focus. Students are selected for their capability as artists and craftspersons, their critical abilities, and the personal qualities and interests that might contribute to their success as teachers and scholars.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS – FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Over a 20-to-24-month period, or 4 to 6 semesters, full-time MFA students accumulate 60 required credits towards the MFA degree. Full-time MFA students take a minimum of 30 credits per academic year, with a minimum of 9 in fall and winter semesters. MFA students pay tuition per credit. Full-time students should normally register for at least 15 credits each semester in the first year to ensure that the LAS requirements are met.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS – LOW RESIDENCY, PART-TIME STUDENTS
Over 8 semesters, and with the possibility of extending research and study up to 5 years, part-time MFA students accumulate 60 required credits towards the MFA degree. Part-time MFA students take 3 to 6 credits each fall and winter semester, and 3 to 15 credits optionally in the summer semester.
Applicants normally have in-depth training and experience in ceramics, jewelry/metalsmithing, textiles/fashion, sound, video, digital media, drawing, film, installation, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, or sculpture.