The Department of Art and Art History offers a program of courses leading to a master of fine arts degree in painting.The candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in painting must complete 60 credit hours of work and receive a minimum grade of B- in all courses. Twenty-eight credits of work will be in the area of concentration (painting) leading toward a thesis exhibition. Sixteen credits will be in graduate-level drawing, eight credits will be in graduate-level art history, and the final eight credits will be in graduate-level art electives to be chosen from drawing, printmaking, painting and/or art history. Along with the thesis exhibition, degree candidates will be required to submit a 5-10 page written statement focusing on aesthetic, technical, and historical issues related to the students' own work.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education