Jan 30, 2023  
Graduate Catalog 2011-12 
Graduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Fine Arts in Art

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Admission to this program is currently suspended.

Advisor: John Kollig
Room 2104 Richmond Center

The 60-hour Master of Fine Arts program is recommended as a terminal degree for practicing artists and for prospective higher education art professors.  It is intended for artists who have a clear notion of their artistic purposes and are primarily interested in continuing their personal and artistic development. 

Admission Requirements

  1. An undergraduate degree with a major in art or its equivalent.
  2. A completed application for admission.
  3. A portfolio of slides must be submitted directly to the Graduate Coordinator of the School of Art.  It should include 20 slides in the applicant’s area of concentration.  The slides must be submitted in a plastic sleeve with artist’s name, size of work, year, and medium.
  4. A statement of intent outlining the reasons for seeking admission to a graduate program in a specific area of concentration.
  5. Three letters of recommendation for admission.
  6. A current resume.

Program Requirements

1. Twenty-four hours in the major area of concentration.

2. Nine hours in art history.

3. Eighteen hours in electives, chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor.

4. Three hours in the following course.

5. Four hours in the following course.

6. Required reviews:

At the end of each student’s first and second semester, a formal review by the Graduate Program Committee will: (a) determine continuation of the degree program; (b) delay review for one semester; (c) drop the student from further degree status in the program; (d) drop the student from the M.F.A. degree status and offer the option to pursue M.A. degree status. The 45th hour review will be performed by the student’s Graduate Committee who are also responsible for supervision of the remainder of the student’s program of study, including the final exhibition presentation.

7. Minimum of one year residence on campus required.

8. Two hours in the following course.

This course includes a final exhibition and oral presentation which must be approved by the student’s Graduate Committee before the Master of Fine Arts is granted.

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