Art, Studio- Master of Fine Arts

For information, contact:
Studio Art Graduate Director
Department of Art
124 Art Building (513-529-2900)

http://arts.miamioh.edu/art/programs/graduate-studio-art

Admission Requirements

In addition to requirements of the Graduate School, you must meet departmental requirements.

You must have earned a minimum of 74 semester hours (110 quarter hours), of which 12 must be in art history and 12 must be in drawing, studio, and related art courses. At least 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) must be advanced hours in the area of proposed concentration. Total general academic studies shall not be less than 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours). Note: Life experiences, strong portfolio contents, and other factors may substitute for some of these requirements. Only the Department of Art graduate faculty may approve substitutions.

Departmental acceptance into the M.F.A. program is determined by graduate faculty evaluation of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a one-page statement of goals for study, experience, and examples of creative work indicating competence in the area of proposed study. Portfolios and/or 20 slides representing your studio performance should be submitted to the studio graduate director of the Department of Art at the time of application to the Graduate School. An on-campus interview with an instructor in the area of proposed study prior to or during the application process is strongly recommended. Instructional and other resources of the department determine the number of applicants accepted.

Application deadline is Feb. 1 for admission in the following academic year.

Program Requirements

(60 semester hours)

This program requires a minimum of two years of full-time graduate study with areas for studio concentration available in painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, and sculpture.

 

24

semester hours of 600-level studio courses with no less than 18 hours in either painting, printmaking, ceramics, metals, or sculpture

 

3

semester hours of ART 601 Teaching Assistant Seminar (required of graduate teaching assistants)

 

9

semester hours of graduate-level art history, including ART 589 Contemporary Art (3) and ART 680 Graduate Seminar in Art History (3)

 

3

semester hours of graduate-level drawing

 

12

semester hours of graduate-level course options

 

9

semester hours, thesis

Graduate Certificate for Professional Development: Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art

The Post-Baccalaureate in Advanced Studio Art certificate provides focused advanced professional studio experience and portfolio development for the experienced visual artist. The certificate offers a 5th-year opportunity for portfolio development in preparation for Graduate School applications, for advanced studio training for art educators and professional artists in one of the following six media tracks: Ceramics, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, or Sculpture.

The Advanced Studio Art certificate program further develops concepts, techniques, materials, methods and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to process of creating two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art.

Program Requirements: 15 graduate level credit hours total

Choose one track (9 - 12 hours studio concentration):

Track 1: Ceramics

ART 561 Ceramics IV (3)

ART 562 Ceramics V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 2: Metals

ART 564 Jewelry Design and Metals IV (3, 3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 3: Painting

ART 531 Painting IV (3)

ART 532 Painting V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 4: Photography

ART 557 Photography IV (3)

ART 558 Photography V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 5: Printmaking

ART 541 Printmaking IV (3)

ART 542 Printmaking V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 6: Sculpture

ART 571 Sculpture IV (3)

ART 572 Sculpture V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Choose (3-6 hours) from the following:

ART 620 Graduate Study in Drawing (3-6)

Any 500-level Art History

Portfolio submission required. February 1 deadline for Summer or Fall admission. September 1 for Spring admission; any alternate portfolio reviews are by arrangement through the studio faculty and the Graduate Director, Department of Art. All courses are subject to Permission of Instructor. A 3.00 GPA is required for all course work in the certificate.

Graduate Certificate for Professional Development: Post-Baccalaureate in Contemporary Craft

The Post-Baccalaureate in Contemporary Craft certificate provides focused advanced professional studio experience and portfolio development for the experienced visual artist. The certificate offers a 5th-year opportunity for portfolio development in preparation for Graduate School applications, for advanced studio training for art educators and professional artists in the following media tracks: Ceramics, Metals, and Sculpture.

The Contemporary Craft certificate program further develops concepts, techniques, materials, methods and critical aesthetic thinking as applied to process of creating three-dimensional works of art in craft media. Multiple tracks within the program allow students to concentrate either in-depth within a predominant craft discipline or across disciplines.

Program Requirements: 15 graduate level credit hours total

Option 1:

Choose 12 credit hours from a studio concentration track:

Track 1: Ceramics

ART 561 Ceramics IV (3)

ART 562 Ceramics V (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Track 2: Metals

ART 564 Jewelry Design and Metals IV (3)

ART 600 Advanced Research Problems (3-6)

Choose 3 credit hours from the following:

ART 571 Sculpture IV (3) or

3 credits earned in Craft Summer with advance consultation with the supervising studio faculty

Option 2:

Choose 15 credits across three studios

ART 564 Jewelry Design and Metals IV (3)

ART 561 Ceramics IV (3)

ART 562 Ceramics V (3)

ART 571 Sculpture IV (3)

ART 572 Sculpture V (3)

Portfolio submission required. February 1 deadline for Summer or Fall admission. September 1 for Spring admission; any alternate portfolio reviews are by arrangement through the studio faculty and the Graduate Director, Department of Art. All courses are subject to Permission of Instructor. A 3.00 GPA is required for all course work in the certificate.

Graduate Certificate for Professional Development: Craft Summer Multidisciplinary Art Studio Intensive

The Craft Summer Multidisciplinary Art Studio Intensive certificate provides extended post-Baccalaureate studies in art studio summer workshops to enhance the career advancement and educational goals of art educators, current students, professional artists and others, strengthening the professional education opportunities for adult Ohioans. This themed certificate provides a coherent set of courses with breadth and depth for specialized skill set development.

The Craft Summer workshops explore processes, techniques, materials and critical aesthetic evaluations involved in a thematic progression of studio art disciplines. All classes are taught as hands-on workshops, and must be taken for a grade.

Program Requirements: 12 graduate level credit hours total selected within three different studio media

Choose three sets from the following five categories: (Workshops may not include repeat classes unless pre-approved by program director)

4 Graduate Credit Hours Metals

4 Graduate Credit Hours 2-D

4 Graduate Credit Hours Ceramics

4 Graduate Credit Hours Glass Arts

4 Graduate Credit Hours Fibers

Course numbers vary from year to year depending upon instructors and the nature of the Craft Summer workshop offerings.

Workshops range from a minimum of 1 credit hour for weekend workshops to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours for 5-day course. A 3.00 GPA is required for all course work in the certificate. Craft Summer Multidisciplinary Art Studio Intensive certificate is administered by the Craft Summer workshop program through the office of Life Long Learning and the Department of Art, http://www.units.miamioh.edu/craftsummer/

Contact the Craft Summer Director at (513) 529-7395; craftsummer@miamioh.edu.

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