Graduates of the program are qualified to practice and teach art at the professional level.
The Studio Arts program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a three-year program in studio-based work and critical thinking. The program seeks to nurture committed studio practice through ongoing critique from and dialogue with faculty and plentiful opportunities to exhibit work on campus.
Throughout the program our MFA students are mentored to thrive as professional artists, and through assistantships and classroom instruction graduate from the program with the skills and credentials to work as professional artists and teach at the college and university-level.
Graduate students engage in a robust range of coursework, facilitated by the diverse faculty of working artists. Third-year students form an MFA Thesis Committee, a close-knit group of instructors who shepherd them through their solo thesis exhibition and a written thesis, examining and articulating ideas, process, influences, and concepts. Please consult the current MFA handbook pdf posted below for a complete three-year layout of required classes and suggested electives.
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- Art History
- Visual Culture
- Graduate Seminar
- Studio Electives
- TA Workshop
- MFA Thesis Project
- 36 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 207 other Masters in Film, Photography & Media in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Resume or CV
- Personal Statement
- An Artist's Statement as a piece of "other relevant information"
- Letters of Reference
- Portfolio: Please submit 20 images using our SlideRoom
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language is required of applicants who are not native English speakers
International20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
National20080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10040 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
In-State9342 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4671 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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