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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art, M.F.A.


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Master of Fine Arts Degree


Core Course Requirements for both concentrations; all online. 9 hrs.

Course Requirements for Studio Art Concentration 60 hrs.


The degree requires 9 credit hours in an online core.

The remainder of the program consists of 51 credit hours in a studio art concentration, including a thesis and an M.F.A. exhibition.

Studio Art Concentration 51 hrs.


First and Second Year Review


A first year and second year review are required of all MFA – Studio Art students. The reviews will be scheduled by the department and the results will be reported to the Graduate College. Students are permitted up to two attempts at each review. The first review must be attempted during the term in which the student is enrolled in the 18th credit hour in the program. Students must pass the first year review before they are eligible to take the second year review. The second year review must be attempted during the term in which the student is enrolled in the 36th credit hour in the program. Students must successfully complete both reviews in order to be eligible for graduation. If a student fails either review on the second attempt, the student will not be able to register for thesis credits and (s)he will be dismissed from the program at the end of the term of the second attempt and will not be able to complete the MFA degree. Additional information about the reviews can be found in the MFA student handbook.

Final Thesis Defense


A final, thesis defense is required of all M.F.A. Studio Art students. The examination should be taken during the last semester of the student’s graduate program and should be scheduled by the student and advisor at least two weeks before graduation.

Course Requirements for Design Thinking 60 hrs.


The degree consists of 60 semester hours exhibited in course work, collaborative team work, an M.F.A. project or thesis and a final oral presentation.

In addition to the 9 core hours, an additional 51 hours are required.

Design Thinking Concentration 51 hrs.


Final Thesis Defense


A final, thesis defense is required of all students in the Design Thinking concentration. This examination will be synchronous using an online medium. The examination should be taken during the last semester of the student’s graduate program and should be scheduled by the student and advisor at least two weeks before graduation.

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