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M.F.A. Studio Art

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Exploring Art and Academia

Designed for aspiring professional studio artists and those who want a career in academia, this program emphasizes an integrated approach. Specialize in an area that fits your talents or work across disciplines to explore new perspectives. This program culminates in a thesis that features a solo exhibition of your work with written explanation of the creative process, concepts and theories behind your work. 

Fast Facts

  • Applicants are considered based on their skills and potential rather than focus on a specific medium for this integrated program.
  • Personal guidance from a faculty mentor.
  • Private studio space in our Graduate Art Studios (GAS House).
  • Teaching emphasis with three years of experience as instructors of record.
  • Studies culminate in an exhibition of professional work and a written thesis.
  • Professional artist or designer
  • Instructor of art or design in higher education
  • Manager/administrator of museums and/or galleries
  • Art buyer or curator for corporations/collectors
  • Director of nonprofit art organizations


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages for
working at a nonprofit art organization.
Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art will complete 60 required credits toward this concept-oriented, studio degree designed for students eager to explore integrated approaches to art making and design. 
Degree Prep To prepare for obtaining your M.F.A. in Studio Art, we recommend you:
  • have an interest in integrated approaches to art and design
  • have a solid skill set to distinguish yourself 
  • appreciate and have a developed, broad-based knowledge of art

Professional Fee

per semester

Applies to full-time students, or those registered for a minimum of 12 credits. Confused? We've got an answer for you.

Technical Fee

per semester

This fee partially supports personnel as well as the equipment, tools and supplies that are available for our majors to utilize within their class work.
Scholarships The College of Art and Architecture awards more than $42,000 in scholarships each year. There are many scholarship opportunities to explore
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Internships Our strong industry connections create opportunities for internships with regional firms and other organizations. Our students have completed internships at:

  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Libraries
  • Public schools (teaching practicum required for art education majors)
  • Public agencies
  • Private firms in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design or graphic design
  • Art nonprofits
  • Community centers

Get involved with our clubs on campus. More information about our clubs and ways to get in touch are available here.

  • American Institute of Architecture Students
  • American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Freedom by Design
  • Integrated Designers, Educators, and Artists
  • National Association of Educators of Art
  • New World Design Build
  • Student Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architecture
  • Student Congress of Art & Architecture
  • Visual Arts Community
  • Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society