Through studio work, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with vital working artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster critical awareness and independent methods of artistic research.
Students extend their conceptual strategies while inventing and then refining their own hybridized forms of art making methods. The program encourages exploration, extending studies into other disciplines within the School of Design and the university-at-large with a rich selection of outside electives and optional certificate and dual-degree programs.
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The MFA coursework requires eleven credit units of Graduate Studio and eight credit units of electives. Of the eight elective courses, two must be graduate seminars, two must be outside of the Fine Arts Department, the remaining four courses may be taken either in the department or anywhere in the university. Each graduate student works with the faculty to select courses that will support the thesis research. Additional requirements for the MFA degree include the presentation of a thesis slide presentation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, a thesis exhibition, and the submission of a thesis statement and portfolio.
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