Visit Health Watch for COVID-19 updates. Find Employee Return to Campus and Student Return to Campus information.
Emergency Notification

MFA in Art

The Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA) is a 60-unit graduate program offered in the following Options:

  • Design (Graphic Design/Visual Communication, Animation)
  • Studio Arts (Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, New Genres)


The MFA degree is a highly selective, rigorous program for students who have already achieved a strong direction and focus in their work and a high level of technical proficiency in a specific discipline in the Design Option or Studio Arts Option. The program's goal is to develop students into professional artists capable of producing high quality work for public exhibition and presentation, or professional designers well-positioned to be leaders in their industry. MFA graduates are qualified to teach at the university level, and are prepared to take their place within the visual arts or design communities and to make a significant contribution to their fields.

Instructions to apply and degree requirements can be found here.
Department of Art application forms can be found here.

RECENT THESIS PROJECTS

Design (Animation)

Design (Graphic Design/Visual Communication)

Graphic Design Presentation
Graphic Design Presentation
Graphic Design Presentation
Graphic Design Presentation

Studio Arts

painting

Canyon photo

Painting installation in gallery

installation art

sculpture installation in gallery

sculpture