Master in Fine Arts in Studio Art

Master of Fine Arts in Studio arts degree prepares students to explore the history of arts and current innovation in the field. The program gives students an opportunity to polish their skills and prepare for exhibiting creative work. The primary goal of the two-year program is to facilitate the transition from student to contributing, exhibiting artist, and instructor. The program includes both traditional classroom and design studio components. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related area of design.

Studio art graduate students can specialize in:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Multimedia

Course Topics

Some topics that could be covered include:

  • Studio Methods, Practices and Procedures
  • Critical Terminology for Art Studio Majors
  • Cultural History of Art for Fine Arts Majors

Learning Outcomes

  • To gain in depth knowledge and competence in one or more areas of specialization (i.e., sculpture, painting)
  • The ability to conduct research into various associated fields as necessary for creation of art works
  • To gain a theoretical, historical, and cultural understanding of contemporary art
  • The ability to write clearly about art works and theoretical issues related to art works
  • To gain an understanding of pedagogical approaches to teaching art
  • Ability to work independently and analyze works of art
  • Identify areas of research towards the development of a focused and individual direction
  • Awareness of the most current developments in the discipline.

Career Options

With growing market potential for MFA in Studio arts is a wide range of career options in this field. Different opportunities are:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Art Buyer/Consultant
  • Art Historian
  • Art Teacher
  • Art Therapist
  • Arts and Crafts Trainer
  • Illustrator
  • Commissioned Portrait Painter
  • Cartoonist
  • Conservator
  • Courtroom Artist
  • Creative Director
  • Critic
  • Fine Artist
  • Forensic Artist
  • Gallery Director
  • Greeting Card Artist
  • Mosaic Artist
  • Professor
  • Sketch Artist