As one of the graduation requirements, the MFA candidate mounts a final thesis exhibition, accompanied by a critical thesis paper (6 to 10 double-spaced pages) that articulates the philosophical and/or formal viewpoint of the work. MFA thesis exhibitions, which include the work of two or more graduate students at a time, are installed in the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, the main exhibition space in the School of Art+Design. An additional group exhibition of graduating MFA candidates’ work is held in a New York City gallery.
The thesis exhibition, carried out with the sponsorship of a faculty member, is reviewed, critiqued, and adjudicated by three to five members of the MFA faculty, including the student’s sponsor.
Notes for MFA candidates:
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