Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 60

Required Courses:

Project and Seminar Courses
Select 21 credits over 4 terms from the following:21
PDS 8011
Graduate Drawing
PDS 8183
Graduate Projects: Sculpture
PDS 8383
Graduate Projects: Painting and Sculpture
PDS 8483
Graduate Projects: Painting
PDS 8502/8503Graduate Seminar (4 terms) 112
TYLE 8001Graduate Professional Practices (1 term)3
Art History Courses 212
Studio Electives 312
Total Credit Hours60

Courses are sequenced to be taken in the Fall and Spring terms. The sequence is repeated a second year for a total of four courses taken over four terms.


Of the four required courses, two must be Art History Seminar classes chosen from a range of graduate offerings (5000 to 5800 or 8000 to 9980).


Course descriptions can be viewed on the Class Schedule. Please note that taking any course under the 5000 level for graduate credit requires prior approval from the studio area head. 

Culminating Events:
Thesis Exhibition with Slide Show:
An approved thesis exhibition, written statement, and slide and/or CD portfolio are required at the final review in order to meet the M.F.A. requirements.  Approval of the student's graduate committee is required.