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Fine Arts - M.A. and M.F.A. PDFDownload to print

College
College of the Arts

Department
School of Art

211 Art Building
Tel: 330-672-2192
Web: http://dept.kent.edu/art

Description

The Master of Arts and the Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts emphasizes intensive personal investigation and the development of strong aesthetic and conceptual understanding. In addition to time in their own studio, graduate students have opportunities to enhance existing skills and knowledge by observing undergraduate class demonstrations and critiques.  Areas of study within the program are painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The M.F.A. is the terminal degree in the studio arts and is a requirement for those who intend to teach fine arts in higher education.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); goal statement(s); three letters of recommendation; curriculum vitae;  a 250-500 word “artist statement"; and portfolio.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

M.A.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.

M.F.A.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.
 

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Students overall thesis project is of a high quality
  2. Student thesis projects demonstrate a high quality and knowledge of methods and processes pertaining to their chosen media.
  3. Students thesis projects demonstrate a high quality of formal and conceptual knowledge and understanding.
  4. Student exhibition is well presented in the gallery or exhibition venue, considering lighting, signage and overall presentation concerns.
  5. Students are able to articulate the conceptual and formal ideas in their thesis exhibition. 
  6. Students are able to write articulately about their work.

 

Candidacy

Successful completion of the Candidacy Review Examination is a requirement in every School of Art graduate program. In the studio majors, it is scheduled after half of the program has been completed. Successful completion of the examination designates the student as a candidate for the degree.

Accreditation

NASAD