Master of Fine Arts in the Field of Fine Arts

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

60 credits, including 45 credits in required courses, 9 credits in elective courses, 6 credits in thesis, including a thesis exhibition. 

Required
FA 6291Contemporary Art and Theory for Artists I
FA 6292Contemporary Art and Theory for Artists II
FA 6293Professional Practices
FA 6294Writing in Practice
FA 6295Critical Practices (taken for a total of 24 credits)
FA 6296Studio Visits (taken for a total of 12 credits)
Thesis exhibition
FA 6998Thesis Research
FA 6999Thesis Research
A thesis exhibition consisting of the execution of creative work along with a critical statement about this work must be completed under the supervision of a committee consisting of at least two full-time departmental faculty members.
Electives
9 credits in studio and seminar electives
Studio and art history electives should be taken at the 6000 level or above. In consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies, MFA students may elect to take up to 6 credits of upper-level and graduate courses in other academic departments, assuming prerequisites have been met. Students may take one 3000-level course in another academic area with approval.