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MFA in Art & Design

Earn a graduate degree specializing in a specific area of study.

Art & Design graduate students work closely with faculty in a personal studio environment. A vibrant visiting artist lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.

Masters of Fine Arts

The  Masters of Fine Arts in Art & Design offers focused study in the areas of ceramics, graphic design, photography, painting, printmaking, time-based media and sculpture. The three-year M.F.A. program challenges students to reach their highest potential as critically engaged artists. Our selective and limited enrollment ensures regular individual contact with a dedicated, diverse faculty who are committed to a sustained professional exchange with each student. Our faculty stress intense studio practice, multidisciplinary experimentation, and an awareness of the ongoing cultural discourse. 



A collaboratively designed curriculum is augmented by regular critiques engaging all studio majors and faculty. Media experimentation is encouraged. Students must be able to apply and communicate a diverse body of knowledge of historical, cultural, contemporary, and aesthetic issues to their professional practice. Students are expected to articulate and defend their position within the context of contemporary art discourse.


36 | Studio concentration

15 | Studio/Academic elective  
3 | Graduate Seminar  
9 | Art History   
3 | Teaching Practicum  
6 | Graduate Exhibition and written thesis