Rochester Institute of Technology

College of Art and Design

Fine Arts Studio (MFA)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts Studio

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The studio program provides intensive study in painting, printmaking, and sculpture, leading to mastery in the field. Faculty guidance focuses on research strategies that support sequential studio production leading to individual solutions. Critical discussion is developed from both the tradition of fine art and contemporary directions in our culture.

The master of fine arts studio program has intensive study in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and related media leading to mastery in the fine arts field on a professional level.

The MFA is generally a two-year, full-time program that involves the presentation of a thesis.

 The MST studio degree is designed for students holding a BS degree in art education or industrial arts education who seek permanent certification or who desire an opportunity for advanced study. This degree is focused in the area of the student's interest, and can be chosen from among seven majors: ceramics and ceramics sculpture, glass and glass scuplture, metals/jewelery, woodworking/furniture design, graphic design, fine art, or industrial design.

The master of science for teachers studio offers a major in the fine arts studio program with supporting courses, if desired, from graduate offerings in other schools and departments of the university. Major fine arts studio classes focus on painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and new forms. The MST may lead to permanent teacher certification if provisional or temporary certification was earned as an undergraduate. The MST is also suitable for the BA or BFA student wishing more advanced study. This program may be completed in one year and may start or be completed in summer sessions.



International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL. A minimum score of 6.5 is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 61

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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