M.F.A.-Visual Arts with concentration in Clay, Sculpture, Painting, Photography or Printmaking
Our Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts degree is a 60-credit program with a 30-credits concentration. If you're a professional artist with an intense commitment to your art, our program will help you develop advanced conceptual and technical skills. Our MFA program offers you an opportunity to study with creative, talented, and competent faculty members and build a foundation for further professional growth and increase awareness of your role in contemporary society.
Students in the MFA in Visual Arts program are expected to take at least 12 credits per semester.
15 semester hours
VISUAL ARTS CONCENTRATION
30 semester hours Chosen from one of the specific studio areas: 3-D (Ceramics, Sculpture), 2-D (Painting, Printmaking, Photography), Graphic Design**, Illustration**
**The sequence and schedule of courses for these concentrations differ from the other concentrations, with the majority of the residency being required in the summer and significant work continued during the fall and spring semesters in metropolitan areas. This is a customized delivery system for a 60 credit Master of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts with concentrations in Illustration and Graphic Design. It was specifically designed for working art directors, ad designers, illustrators and teachers of art who have to budget their time and resources carefully, while continuing their full time occupations.You can continue working at your current job and earn a fully accredited Master of Fine Arts degree at the same time. Interested students should see our website and contact the Art Department for specific information.
15 semester hours
Chosen from other graduate level studio courses or practicum offerings
Thesis Project, Exhibit
MFA Degree in Visual Arts With Opportunity for Study in Florence, Italy
Marywood/SACI MFA Option
The Marywood M.F.A. program offers an option for graduate students in the fine arts to complete a portion of their MFA degree requirements by studying in Florence, Italy. This opportunity is offered through collaboration with Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. The Marywood/SACI option offers a traditional M.F.A. from Marywood University in Visual Arts, but with a separate eighteen-credit track of study available from SACI in the disciplines of Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. The 60 credit hours of this M.F.A. option are distributed as follows:
Semester I (Fall) = 12-15 credits at Marywood
Semester II (Spring) = 12 credits at SACI
Summer Sessions (Late Spring) = 6 credits at SACI
Semesters III and IV (Fall & Spring) = 27-30 credits at Marywood
Of the 18 credits taken at SACI, 9 credits may be in the student's area of concentration, and 3 credits may be in Art History. The remaining SACI credits will be studio electives which can be selected from a full range of offerings including: Drawing, Painting, Fresco, Etching, Lithography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography and Video.
Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) is an Independent American university level school for the arts, located in the very center of Florence, Italy. SACI is recognized as one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art and art history. The SACI studios are situated only a moment's walk from many of the greatest works in all of Western Art. Integrated into the SACI program are frequent organized trips that offer access to important cultural sites throughout Italy. All SACI courses are taught in English.
The successful completion of this 60 credit program will earn the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Marywood University.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999