Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Master of Fine Arts Program is a two-year, studio-centered program geared towards creative exploration, innovative experimentation and the development of a sustainable artistic practice. The program provides graduate students with a critical and theoretical framework that enables the independent development of artistic research and studio production that is supported by a range of dynamic faculty, visiting artists, curators and critics.

The MFA Program is 20 to 24 months in duration, beginning in the Fall semester. The degree is awarded after the successful completion of 42 credits of course work and other program requirements (including the Final Thesis Exhibition and Statement).

MFA Degree Requirements. General credit requirements are the same for Craft, Fine Arts and Media Arts:  42 credits of course work are required in the program (i.e., 30 graduate studio credits, 12 LAS credits of which 6 are mandatory and 6 are elective). A student may accumulate up to 54 credits with optional credits

Course Work Requirements/Credits

Graduate Studio
Pedagogy Seminar
Graduate Seminar
MFA Research/Creation
Elective LAS

Non-credit Requirements

  • MFA Forum (attendance and participation is required in each semester in residence, normally two fall and two winter semesters)
  • First-Year Review approved by the Advisory Committee
  • Final Thesis Exhibition approved by the Advisory Committee