Master of Fine Arts: Art
The Master of Fine Arts program in art requires a minimum of 60 s.h. of graduate credit. The degree is offered with thesis and with majors in ceramics, design, drawing, intermedia and video art, jewelry and metal arts, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture. Following completion of the M.A., students may be invited into the M.F.A. Program.
The required 60 s.h. includes at least 24 s.h. in a major studio subject; at least 12 s.h. in a minor studio field selected from the fields listed above; 3 s.h. in art history and theory of art; and 3 s.h. in theory, history, criticism, or philosophy (if not already taken).
M.F.A. students must hold an M.A. in art equivalent to that offered by The University of Iowa. Transfer credit is decided by faculty review.
All students must undergo an M.F.A. committee review. They also must complete a written theses and possibly a studio thesis.
M.F.A. students may earn 1 s.h. for writing a technical or substantial thesis by registering for , with approval of the thesis supervisor. Thesis credit earned in an M.A. program is not applicable toward M.F.A. requirements.