Graduate Studies (MFA program)

The Department of Art at Kansas State University offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in the fields of:

and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The program includes 10-12 graduate students across disciplines. The MFA candidates have a final solo exhibition, usually in the beautiful Mark A. Chapman Gallery.

Areas of concentration accepting applications for Fall 2024 include: ceramics, digital/experimental media, drawing, visual communication design, painting, photography, printmaking, and metals.

Lasbrey Nwachukwu

Lasbrey Nwachukwu
Installation view, Instigating Instability
Mark A. Chapman Gallery
MFA in Painting

Graduate Curriculum

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

Major Concentration 35-40/CR
Supporting Studio Courses 3-8/CR
Art History Electives 6/CR
Graduate Contemporary Issues Seminar 3/CR
Graduate Seminar




The 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 the 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 Graduate Exhibition.

Contact Nancy Morrow
Associate Professor & MFA Program Director
Willard 311