Curriculum

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Three-Year Curriculum, Master of Fine Arts in Art

Semester I (9 credits)

* Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum (3 credits)
* Studio Practice and Critique Seminar 1 (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (3 credits)

Semester II (9 credits) *

* Art History requirement (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (6 credits)

*Upon completion of the first year of course requirements, candidates must pass a review of creative work by a graduate review committee. Candidates whose work does not meet the standards of the committee may be required to do more studio coursework or tutorials before being permitted to register for the thesis project phase.

Summer Session (3 credits)

* Elective Studios (3 credits)

Semester III (9 credits)

* Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum (3 credits)
* Art History or Studio Elective (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (3 credits)

Candidates must choose faculty members for their thesis review  committee preceding enrollment in Thesis I and present a thesis project proposal to the committee during the first semester of graduate thesis.

Semester IV (9 credits) *

* Art History requirement (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (3 credits)
* Graduate Thesis Seminar 1 (3 credits)

*After completion of the first semester of the thesis, candidates must submit their thesis work and the plan for presentation to their thesis review committee for approval. Candidates whose work does not meet the standards of the committee may be required to do more studio coursework or tutorials before being permitted to proceed with the thesis project phase.

Summer Session (3 credits)

* Elective Studios (3 credits)

Semester V (9 credits)

* Art History or Studio Elective (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (6 credits)

Semester VI (9 credits)

* Art History or Studio Elective (3 credits)
* Elective Studios (3 credits)
* Graduate Thesis Seminar 2 (3 credits)

Total minimum credits to complete the program................. 60 credits

The grade in Graduate Thesis Seminar II is marked as IP (in progress) until the final thesis project  and the written corollary are complete and approved by the candidates thesis committee.  Candidates whose work does not meet the standards of the committee may be required to enroll in additional courses to work on the thesis project  development over  an extended period to allow deeper development of the project.  Candidates may elect to extend the time for pursuing project development by enrolling in additional coursework beyond the 60 credit degree requirement.  Candidates are expected to complete all program requirements in five years.