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Department of Art

MFA Curriculum

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The MFA requires 60 semester credit hours, which are distributed over six semesters of a three-year program.  The credit hours include:

Major Concentration35-40/CR
Supporting Studio Courses3-8/CR
Art History Electives6/CR
Graduate Contemporary Issues Seminar3/CR
Graduate Seminar

2/CR

Electives

6/CR

The thesis requirement for the MFA degree consists of (1) the Graduate Exhibition: a substantial body of original works of art to be exhibited on or near campus during the final semester of the student’s program, and (2) a written document in which the candidate offers context in support of a thesis body of work, and demonstrates proficiency in analyzing, interpreting and organizing materials, conducting research and communicating perceptions, insights, and conclusions.  A final oral examination will be given at the time of the Thesis Exhibition.