MFA in Visual Arts: Academic Requirements

The MFA program is designed to be completed in two years with a minimum requirement of 64 graduate credits. This normally includes 40 credits of studio work (three semesters of VIS 5900; VIS 5585–5615; VIS 5990; and one studio art elective), 8 credits of art history, and 16 credits of elective coursework chosen in consultation with a graduate advisor. For successful progress through the program, a 3.0 (B) GPA must be maintained.

First Year: 32 credits
 
Fall: 16 credits
VIS 5585/Graduate Studio Seminar I 4 credits
VIS 5900/Independent Graduate Studio 4 credits
ARH 5325/Master’s Colloquium I 4 credits
Elective (open/pedagogy) 4 credits
 
Spring: 16 credits
VIS 5595/Graduate Studio Seminar II 4 credits
VIS 5900/Independent Graduate Studio 4 credits
ARH 5326/Master’s Colloquium II 4 credits
Elective (open) 4 credits
 
Second Year: 32 credits
 
Fall: 16 credits
VIS 5605/Graduate Studio Seminar III 4 credits
VIS 5900/Independent Graduate Studio 4 credits
Studio art elective 4 credits
Elective (open) 4 credits
 
Spring: 16 credits
VIS 5615/Graduate Studio Seminar IV 4 credits
VIS 5990/MFA Graduate Project 8 credits
Elective (open) 4 credits

For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
departments/ AcademicPrograms/Arts/artdesign/MfaAcademic
Requirements.aspx
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