The Master of Fine Art program in Studio Art (60 unit, terminal degree) combines conceptual, technical, and critical thinking skills that enable students to gain a deeper understanding of their own artistic ideas and vision. Graduate students complete 30 units in studio art courses: 2D Painting and Printmaking, 3D and Extended Media, Photography | Video| Imaging, Illustration + Design or Interdisciplinary Practice, 12 units in elective coursework, 3 units in ART 696A Contemporary Art: Concepts and Issues, 3 units in ART 596 Graduate Professional Practice and 12 units of Art history.
Please see our website for more information: art.arizona.edu
Passion is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity, and it is the foundation of a pursuit to study the visual arts. If you are considering a major in Art and Visual Culture Education, Art History or Studio Art, you know that passion first hand. Why not join a community of like-minded individuals who share that commitment to creativity?
Ranked among the top art schools in the nation and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the School of Art offers its students a dynamic arrangement of in-depth programs of study. You will find the faculty supportive, the curriculum provocative, and the community among your classmates both challenging and inspiring.
Studying at a research-focused university, with over 200 degrees such as the University of Arizona gives you the unique opportunity to be surrounded by, and to engage with, faculty and peers of cross-disciplinary expertise, providing a depth and breadth of experience that is limited only by how far you want to go.
College of Fine Arts
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Application Deadline: January 10
The Art MFA program admits students for fall semesters only.
All submitted applications will be considered after the application deadline has passed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Paper applications will not be accepted, please submit all materials via the Graduate Admissions Application.
Applicants must have a recognized bachelor degree and a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. For this application you will be asked to submit the following:
The Graduate College requires additional materials for International Applicants (Proof of Financial Resources, Health Insurance, and proof of English proficiency for students whose native language is not English). Please refer to the Graduate College website for details.
Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at anytime by logging in to the Graduate Admissions Application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.
International Students Only: English Proficiency Required.
The School of Art offers fee waivers, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships for graduate students in good standing. These awards are competitive and assigned during both fall and spring semesters.
Please refer to the department website for more information: http://art.arizona.edu/
Fall: January 10th
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Minumum credits: 60
Elective courses coming soon.
Additional Requirements coming soon.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.