ARTP-MFA - Art Practice (MFA)
Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice
Graduate Degrees describes university requirements for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.
Fields of Study or Degree Options
Fields of study for the MFA degree are offered in Painting, Sculpture, New Genres, and Photography. These fields of study are not declared on Axess; they are not printed on the transcript or the diploma.
Although the MFA program is usually completed in two years, students entering in autumn quarter 2019-2020 and 2020-21 may take three years to complete the degree. This additional time to degree is an exception and has been granted due to the significant academic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The applicant must have a BA, BFA, or BS from an accredited school. The applicant is expected to have a strong background in art practice, either an undergraduate degree or at least three years of independent studio practice. Students accepted to the program are admitted for the beginning of the following autumn quarter. No applicants for mid-year entrance are considered.
Portfolio Specifications—See the department’s Graduate Admission website for portfolio requirements.