For nearly 100 years, the Department of Art and Design at the University of Idaho has prepared students for successful careers in design, studio art and art education. The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (M.F.A. Studio Art) builds on this tradition by offering an innovative approach to learning that combines personal faculty mentorship and thought-provoking lectures with intensive studio practice and engaging research opportunities. Whether you are pursuing a career in academia or aspire to be a professional artist, the M.F.A Studio Art will boost you to the next level.
The M.F.A. Studio Art program currently offers the following areas of concentration:
- Graphic Design
- Interactive and Information Design
- Photography/Digital Imaging
In the Department of Art and Design, you are the driver of your education – and your future. With personal guidance from your faculty mentor, you will define a path that is in line with your interests, talents and values. We encourage you to find your own way: to create what you want to create, study what you want to learn and research what you want to explore. You will also have flexibility to experiment with and work across disciplines, further enhancing your artistic versatility.
The M.F.A Studio Art gives you a deeper, more meaningful understanding of your work through focused research and interactive seminars. Independent studio practice is at the core of the program. You will work alongside leading faculty to master your skills and further develop your unique artistic style. You will also have private studio space in our Graduate Art Studios (GAS House), a feature not often found at other universities.