The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is a terminal degree that prepares the student to teach at the college level and or work as a professional artist. The MFA is a 61 credit hour program completed in three years. During the three years, the graduate candidate will take courses in their major area as well as other courses and elective credits. The student will also have the opportunity to teach, work in the gallery, and or hold a various graduate assistant job. Their third year is dedicated to the creation of a MFA thesis exhibition in addition to a written thesis.
The Department of Art at The University of Mississippi is committed to preparing graduate students to excel in creative production, research, education, and service in the visual arts. Our programs begin with a basis in the liberal arts, which gives artists a broader understanding of the world. Applicants to this program should have strong motivation to pursue their disciplines in depth and the creative energy and imagination that can be recognized, supported, and assisted by specialized faculty.
There are four areas of study that are offered to the prospective graduate student.
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