Art Theory and Practice MFA

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 18

Course Title
At least 5 and not more than 6 units of ART 499-0
ART 423-0Visual Artist's Writing Practicum
Students are required to enroll in this course during their second year, but may take the class for credit during their first year as well.
5 300 or 400-level courses in department
Possible courses: ART 372-0, ART 382-0, ART 390-0, ART 422-1, ART 423-0, ART 425-0 (these courses may each be taken multiple times for credit)
4 art history, theory, or criticism courses
2 of which must be ART 372-0 or ART 382-0, and 2 may be courses approved for graduate-level credit in other departments
At least 2 and not more than 3 electives

Other MFA Degree Requirements

  • Critiques: At the end of each quarter, each student's work is discussed and evaluated by the entire faculty and visiting experts.
  • Final Evaluations: Students must mount a thesis exhibition, and defend their final thesis in front of a committee of graduate faculty.