The M.F.A. program in studio art is designed to promote artistic achievement, creative research, and professional practices. The program’s required coursework is structured so that students can benefit from the department's wide range of faculty expertise. In consultation with their advisers, students plan a sequence of elective courses that complements involvement with their primary media. The program also fosters student engagement with faculty and peers through coursework in contemporary art theory, art criticism, and art history. 

Effective Spring 2015

Required Courses in Area of Study
Select one from the following: 19
Studio Problems: Painting
Studio Problems: Printmaking
Studio Problems: Sculpture
Studio Problems: Fibers
Studio Problems: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Studio Problems: Drawing
Studio Problems: Graphic Design
Select one from the following: 29
Studio Problems: Painting
Studio Problems: Printmaking
Studio Problems: Sculpture
Studio Problems: Fibers
Studio Problems: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Studio Problems: Drawing
Studio Problems: Graphic Design
Select one from the following: 33
Independent Study: Painting
Independent Study: Printmaking
Independent Study: Sculpture
Independent Study: Fibers
Independent Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Independent Study: Drawing
Independent Study: Graphic Design
Independent Study: Art History
Select one from the following: 49
Thesis: Painting
Thesis: Printmaking
Thesis: Sculpture
Thesis: Fibers
Thesis: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Thesis: Drawing
Thesis: Graphic Design
Studio Seminar Requirements
ART 696IGroup Study: Multiple Media 56
Required Art History 6
Select 6 credits from the following: 6
Advanced Study in Art History: American Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: African Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Pre-Colombian Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: United States Art Since 1945 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Greek Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Medieval Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Renaissance Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Baroque and Rococo Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: 19th-Century European Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: 20th Century European Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Roman Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Graphic Design 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Women in Art 7
Advanced Study in Art History: Pacific Art 7
Independent Study: Art History
ART 510QAdvanced Study in Art History: Contemporary Art and Art Critics3
ART 592Art History Seminar3
Elective Courses
Department List Electives (see below) 12
Program Total Credits:60

A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete this program.

M.F.A. Department List Electives

M.F.A. Department List credits support individual studio practice and creative research. Students and advisors determine appropriate courses from, but not limited to, the list below. Students consult with faculty to assess readiness for upper-level courses, to confirm access to advanced courses, and to request overrides.

Select a minimum of 12 credits from the following: 12
Studio Elective Options:
Advanced Drawing I
Advanced Drawing II
Pottery IV
Pottery V
Metalsmithing and Jewelry IV
Metalsmithing and Jewelry V
Fibers IV
Fibers V
Advanced Typography and Design Systems
Advanced Illustration
Advanced Painting I
Advanced Painting II
Printmaking IV-Studio Workshop
Printmaking V-Studio Workshop
Sculpture IV
Sculpture V
Other Elective Options in the Department of Art and Art History:
Independent Study: Painting 8
Independent Study: Printmaking 8
Independent Study: Sculpture 1
Independent Study: Fibers 8
Independent Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry 8
Independent Study: Drawing 8
Independent Study: Graphic Design 8
Independent Study: Art History 8
Independent Study: Art Education 8
Independent Study: Pottery 8
Independent Study: Photo Image Making 8
Group Study: Painting
Group Study: Printmaking
Group Study: Sculpture
Group Study: Fibers
Group Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Group Study: Drawing
Group Study: Graphic Design
Group Study: Art History
Group Study: Art Education
Group Study: Pottery
Group Study: Photo Image Making
Advanced Study in Art History: American Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: African Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Pre-Colombian Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: United States Art Since 1945 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Greek Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Medieval Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Renaissance Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Baroque and Rococo Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: 19th-Century European Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: 20th Century European Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Roman Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Graphic Design 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Women in Art 9
Advanced Study in Art History: Pacific Art 9
Supervised College Teaching
Independent Study: Painting
Independent Study: Printmaking
Independent Study: Sculpture
Independent Study: Fibers
Independent Study: Metalsmithing and Jewelry
Independent Study: Drawing
Independent Study: Graphic Design
Independent Study: Art History
Group Study: Multiple Media 10
Elective Options Outside the Department of Art and Art History:
Aesthetics-Visual Arts
Out-of-Department Course(s) 11
Program Total Credits:12
1

Select a minimum total of 9 credits to be taken in the first year over two semesters, e.g., 4 and 5 credits.

2

Select a minimum total of 9 credits to be taken in the second year over two semesters, e.g., 4 and 5 credits.

3

Select a minimum of 9 credits in student’s area of study. To be completed within student’s first four semesters.

4

Select a minimum of 9 credits to be taken during the student’s fifth and sixth semesters, e.g., 4 and 5 credits. Course may be repeated for credit.

5

Students take ART 696I twice: once during the first year and once during the second year.

6

Students may provide their advisors with justification for an alternative course to substitute for one 3-credit art history elective. Students may request advisor approval for an alternative course that would be chosen from among suitable University course offerings.

7

 Select up to two subtopics from ART 510A-P: A) American art. B) African art. C) Pre-Columbian art. E) United States art since 1945. F) Greek art. G) Medieval art. H) Renaissance art. I) Baroque and rococo art. J) 19th-century European art. K) 20th-century European art. M) Roman art. N) Graphic design. O) Women in art. P) Pacific art.

8

Maximum of 10 credits. Some subtopics may have a prerequisite.

9

Select ART 510 subtopics not taken elsewhere in the program.

10

To be taken in the third year.

11

Select course(s) at 300-level or higher from any department other than Art and Art History within the University for a minimum of 3 credits, with approval of advisor.