Learn more about the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts program format.
The 60 credit Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts program is designed to be completed in two years and comprises five 10-day residencies separated by four approximately six-month semesters of independent creative work and study.
While we are a low-residency program, our students are considered to be full-time students with all rights and privileges.
Entry into the program begins with one of the 10-day intensive residency periods that take place in January and June at our facilities. Here you will have the chance to show your work to the community and hear the responses it generate through group and individual critiques. You will participate in seminars in critical theory, aesthetics, art history, and professional practices; visit the area's great public art collections; and attend lectures, demonstrations, and presentations by visiting artists and the faculty.
Sunanda K Sanyal
Professor of Art History and Critical Studies
Professor of Fine Arts
MFA in Visual Arts
Art Talks Lecture Series
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College of Art and Design
View Gallery of MFA in Visual Arts Alumni Artwork
The interdisciplinary focus of the MFA in Visual Arts program encourages students to explore the integration of a variety of visual arts media.
View Gallery of MFA in Visual Arts Faculty Artwork.
The MFA in Visual Arts program is led by internationally known faculty and mentors.