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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 Center for Turning and Furniture Design
  • Art Department
  • Sprowls Hall, Room 115
    470 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2530
  • Fax: 724-357-3296
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: Call for an appointment