Studio Art (M.F.A.)

Studio Art (M.F.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
Choose 30 credit hours from a single area of study:30
2D Area of Study
Graduate Drawing Topics
Graduate Life Drawing
Graduate Painting Topics
Mixed Media
Graduate Printmaking
Graduate Gallery/Museum Fundamentals
Special Topics
Graduate Drawing Topics
Graduate Painting Topics
Graduate Printmaking
Directed Research
Special Topics
Graduate Drawing Topics
Graduate Painting Topics
Graduate Printmaking
Special Topics
3D Area of Study
Advanced Sculpture Topics
Graduate Metal Sculpture
Graduate Jewelry I
Graduate Wood Sculpture
Graduate Jewelry II: Design and Fabrication
Graduate Advanced Jewelry
Graduate Digital Application for 3D Arts
Graduate Ceramics
Graduate Gallery/Museum Fundamentals
Graduate Arts and Crafts
Special Topics
Advanced Sculpture Topics
Graduate Wood Sculpture
Graduate Advanced Jewelry
Graduate Ceramics
Graduate Arts and Crafts
Directed Research
Special Topics
Advanced Sculpture Topics
Graduate Wood Sculpture
Graduate Advanced Jewelry
Graduate Ceramics
Graduate Arts and Crafts
Special Topics
Art History & Theory Courses
ARTS 515Issues in Contemporary Art3
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Advanced Studies in Baroque Art
Advanced Studies in Medieval Art
Advanced Studies in Arts of East Asia
Advanced Studies in Arts in Latin America
Advanced Studies in Italian and Northern Renaissance Art
History of Graphic Design
Field Experience Courses
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Teaching Art in Higher Education
Practicum
Internship
Practicum
Internship
Elective Courses
Choose nine credit hours of 500-700 level ARTS electives not already applying to the degree9
Thesis & Project Courses
ARTS 780Art and Design Research Methodologies3
ARTS 790Thesis/Portfolio Project 13
Total Hours60

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Successful completion of the Oral Examination
  • Thesis/Portfolio Artifact & Exhibit required
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Residential Format

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