The Master of Fine Arts in Painting
M.F.A. Degree Requirements
The candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting must complete 60 credit hours of work and receive a minimum grade of B- in all courses. Twenty-six credits of work will be in the area of concentration (painting) leading toward a thesis exhibition. Eighteen credits will be in graduate-level drawing, eight credits will be in graduate-level art history, and the final eight credits will be in graduate-level art electives to be chosen from drawing, printmaking, painting and/or art history. Along with the thesis exhibition, degree candidates will be required to submit a 1 - 2 page written statement focusing on aesthetic, technical, and historical issues related to the students' own work.
Semester 1: Graduate Drawing, 6 cr; Graduate Painting Seminar, 4 cr; Art History, 4 cr
Semester 2: Graduate Drawing/Teaching, 6 cr; Painting Ind. Study, 6 cr; Art History, 4 cr
Semester 3: Graduate Drawing, 6 cr; Painting Ind. Study, 6 cr; Elective Ind. Study, 4 cr
Semester 4: Elective Ind. Study, 4 cr; Graduate Painting Thesis, 10 cr