Art, MFA

  • Danna Rzecznik works in  a studio

    CAPTIVATED BY CLAY:  MFA student Danna Rzecznik has gained teaching experience through her assistantship and is president of the Clay Club. Danna says, “The MFA program has made me grow as a person, an artist, and a professional.”

    Making Your Work Count

    Art students who desire professional practice or university/college teaching upon graduation should choose this three-year, 60-credit MFA program.

    Highly selective, rigorous, and the most fun three years of your life (to date), this program will engage your creativity and surround you with a highly energetic and accessible faculty. Your time will culminate in a written thesis along with an exhibition of your most mature and relevant artwork. It won't be easy, but in the end you will take your art to a new level.

    As a student you will:

    • Develop verbally and visually articulate expressions
    • Study contemporary culture in the contexts of art history, art theory and criticism, writing, and exhibition
    • Engage is rigorous critiques from a range of artists from different disciplines in our unique graduate studio critique
    • Spend hundreds, maybe thousands of hours on your art in your own individual studio
    • Have an opportunity to participate in one of the Department of Art's International Exchange programs

    Choose from these areas of study:

    • Painting - Engage in contemporary approaches and ideas relevant to the medium while cognizant of its masterful traditions and techniques
    • Drawing - Explore in depth the idea and methods that stimulate conceptual and technical refinement
    • Jewelry and Metals - Work in a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques specific to the discipline
    • Ceramics - Experiment and refine within our newly renovated ceramics studio
    • Sculpture - Innovate and shape the physical world in response to life around you
    • Wood Turning and Furniture Design - Develop your talents and skills in our remarkable Wood Center