MFA Curriculum

Master of Fine Arts Curriculum

The total MFA curriculum is 60.0 credits.


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First Year Curriculum

Critiques
Complete the following:
18.0 Credits
MFA 700 Visiting Critic Fall & Spring 1.5
MFA 710 Core Critique Group Fall & Spring 7.5
Seminars
Complete the following:
6.0 Credits
MFA 730 Seminar: Reframing Theory Fall 3.0
MFA 731 Seminar: Contemporary Art Spring 3.0
Studio Courses
Complete the following:
6.0 Credits
MFA 740 Graduate Studio Electives Fall & Spring 3.0
Electives 0-3.0 Credits
Total First Year Credits 30.0

Second Year Curriculum

Critiques
Complete the following:
18.0 Credits
MFA 700 Visiting Critic Fall & Spring 1.5
MFA 700.XX Critics (3 at 2.0 Credits) Fall & Spring 6.0
MFA 710 Core Critique Group Fall & Spring 1.5
Seminars
Complete the following:
6.0 Credits
MFA 730 Seminar: Studio and Beyond Fall 3.0
MFA 731 Seminar: Special Topics Spring 3.0
Written Thesis MFA 850 Fall 3.0 Credits
Thesis Exhibition MFA 851 Spring 3.0 Credits
Electives 0-3.0 Credits
Total Second Year Credits 30.0

✝Graduate students may take one undergraduate course as an elective that will count towards graduation credit. Students may also audit one undergraduate course per semester to develop particular skills.