College of Liberal Arts
Department of Art
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60 credits
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The M.F.A. degree provides artists with the necessary background to compete
for state, national and international vacancies. Career opportunities
include placement in state and federal arts organizations, galleries,
museums, colleges and universities. This degree includes contemporary
art world issues, the historic role of the artist and northern art. The
M.F.A. degree in visual art is a terminal degree. Study is two-thirds
in studio art. The degree culminates in a solo gallery exhibition.
Graduate ProgramM.F.A. Degree
Concentrations: Ceramics, Computer Art, Drawing, Native Arts, Painting,
Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
- Complete the following admission requirements:
- Submit a separate portfolio work (about 20 slides
or the appropriate equivalent depending on field of study).
- Complete a B.F.A. degree from a university other
than UAF, or complete one consecutive year of classes from
an accredited M.F.A. program other than UAF. In cases where
an exceptional portfolio is submitted, students with a B.A.
in art, or other undergraduate degree, will be accepted provisionally
and with the condition that they make up any deficiencies as
determined by their graduate committee. The same requirements
are observed with the determination of previous schooling from
a university other than UAF.
- Complete the master’s
- Complete the following:
ART 661Mentored Teaching in Art 1 credit
ART 663Seminar in Art History 3 credits
ART 690Current Problems 3 credits
ART 698MFA Project* (5)
or ART 699MFA Thesis* (5) 5 credits
Electives in art history, humanities or philosophy** 6 credits
- Complete at least 2 studio areas at the 600-level*** 39 credits
- Minimum credits required 60
* Studio with 2 hours oral comprehensive examination
** The 400-level classes in these areas can be taken with additional requirements.
Courses may be chosen from the following: ART 624, 625, 663 and 673.
*** Courses may be chosen from the following: ART 601, 607, 611, 613, 619,
672, 684, JRN 605.
Note: Graduate students are required to be enrolled in a mentored teaching
section while teaching.