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MFA Studio Art Courses

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Course # Course Title Credits
AH5570 Critical Studies I 1.00 credit
This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

AH5670 Critical Studies II 1.00 credit
This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6570 Critical Studies III 1.00 credit
This seminar series examines the work of some key artists working in the later part of the 20th century. The lecture and seminar class focuses on artists’ specific theoretical and artistic concerns while placing them in a wider social and cultural context of their time. The course involves required readings, research and a written project. The work of the course extends over the course of an academic year. The course may involve field trips to studios, galleries, and museums.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6670 Critical Studies IV 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6680 Critical Studies V 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6690 Critical Studies VI 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6700 Critical Studies VII 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6760 Critical Studies VIII 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH6770 Critical Studies IX 1.00 credit
This two-year investigation of contemporary developments in art and critical theory includes required readings and research, and presentations. Summer seminars emphasize reading, writing and talking about art and critical theory. A significant portion of the work is done during the academic year in preparation for the summer sessions. The course may involve guest speakers, and field trips to studios, galleries, and museums. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

AH7000 Critical Studies X 3.00 credits
Offered summer. This seminar focuses on developing a written thesis statement and an artist’s developmental slide talk presented to the public in conjunction with the thesis project. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

ED5522 Professional Practice I 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists). Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED5524 Professional Practice II 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists). Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED5541 Technology for Artists 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED5542 Technology for Artists II 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED6522 Professional Practice III 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in a professional sphere. This a workshop-based course offered on a recurring cycle. Students will annually review and update their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their particular needs. Possible professional practice sessions offered: grant writing, photography of folios/presentation of work, writing artist (statement, teaching philosophy, about art), fellowships/awards available to artists, curatorial practice, residencies (national, international, art law, taxes for artists). Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

ED6541 Technology for Artists III 1.00 credit
Examines the various aspects of being a contemporary artist operating in an increasingly demanding arena. This is a workshop-based course consisting of various elements of technological application for studio-based artists offered on a demand-based cycle. Students will annually review and updated their professional development plan and then select workshops that align with their plan. Possible professional practice sessions offered: lighting and display work, exhibition presentation techniques and practices, equipment preparation for exhibitions, working with sound, video editing and production, welding, basic wood shop techniques, creating a website, and examining templates. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

FA5500 MFA Studio I 5.00 credits
Offered summer. This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA5501 MFA Studio II 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA5502 MFA Studio III 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA5600 MFA Studio IV 5.00 credits
Offered summer. This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA5601 MFA Studio V 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA5602 MFA Studio VI 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA6500 MFA Studio VII 5.00 credits
Offered summer. This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA6501 MFA Studio VIII 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students. Required of MFA/AE students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA6502 MFA Studio IX 3.00 credits
This course represents independent studio work conducted off-campus in the fall and spring semesters between the four summers in residence. Work is submitted to studio mentors, and students must attend Winter Critique Session on campus. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA6600 MFA Studio X 5.00 credits
Offered summer. This course represents independent studio work conducted while in residence during four summers, and includes weekly critiques with a studio mentor and periodic group critiques. Beginning in the third summer, students work under the advisement of a thesis committee that has the responsibility of promoting the student to the final levels of the program. Guest artists are invited to conduct some group critiques each summer. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only

FA7000 MFA Thesis 4.00 credits
Offered summer. Advancement to this course requires recommendation of the thesis committee. The primary expectation is the presentation of a body of work in a thesis exhibition. Work is subject to evaluation by the thesis committee and successful completion of an MFA thesis is requirement for the degree. Required of all MFA in Studio Art students.

MFA in Studio Art graduate students only