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College of Fine Arts
Graduate Advisor: V. Kim Martinez
Graduate Coordinator: Jenni Evans
Minimum Degree Hours: 60
The Department of Art & Art History welcomes applications from candidates who have completed a BFA in Art or a degree with equivalent studio art background (minimum of 42 credit hours in studio art and 12 credit hours in art history). The applicant should be able to show a GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of studio art coursework.
The Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art is composed of 60 semester credit hours of coursework. This includes 26 credit hours in the primary area of studio art specialization, 12 credit hours of ART 6810 - MFA Graduate Seminar, 10 credit hours of classes in allied fields, and 6 credit hours of art history coursework. Additionally, a minimum of 6 credit hours of ART 6975 - Final Project: MFA is required as preparation for the Final Project Paper and the MFA Exhibition. For details on these requirements, see the MFA handbook on the Department of Art & Art History website.
Coursework must be taken for a letter grade (B- or above to satisfy course requirements). Credit/No Credit is not an option for these classes. Students must maintain an overall 3.0 grade point average.
The Department offers some scholarship assistance to incoming students. There are also opportunities for students to serve as graduate assistants or teaching assistants during the two-year program. Graduate students in good standing are eligible to apply for a graduate research fellowship for their second year. You may consult the Graduate School website for further information on this and other financial aid resources. Please also see the Financial Aid Office website.