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Painting and Printmaking MFA

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and printmaking

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Painting and printmaking student in studio

About the Program

The Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts with a concentration in painting and printmaking is highly selective and is presently limited to 15 participants. It fosters intensive studio practice in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital media. The program is ranked among the top 10 best graduate painting programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

The painting and printmaking program requires 60 credit hours and is usually completed in two years of full-time study. Most of these credit hours are in your studio area and are augmented by related courses in specialized academic fields. In a weekly graduate seminar, you will address topics related to contemporary art and theory. Two required semesters of art and critical theory are presented in a course that surveys the major themes of contemporary art criticism.

You will meet with individual committees composed of three faculty members to conduct an ongoing dialogue and critique. At the end of the second semester, you will discuss your work at a candidacy critique comprising your committee and additional faculty members. At the successful conclusion of your second year, you will mount a comprehensive exhibition of their work at The Anderson.

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