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Application deadline for the MA and MFA programs is February 15th for the following fall; this is an upload deadline, NOT a postmark deadline. Applications need to be received at BOTH the Graduate School AND through the Department's Decision Desk upload site by 11:59 PM on February 15th.
The MA degree in Art History is a two-year, 36 credit program. Admission requires a minimum of eighteen semester hours of prior study in Art History. Applicants for admission to the Master of Arts program are required to submit a completed application, transcripts, GRE scores, 3 letters of reference and an example of a research paper. In addition to uploading your application materials through the Graduate School’s College Net site:
The department has switched to a new application review process that will require you to upload your writing sample to the department’s site:
21 credits of Art History taken at the graduate level
9 credits of electives, not restricted to the ART-ARH department
6 credits of ART 710 Thesis
Application for Admission to Candidacy should be made in the Art Department Office after one year of graduate work in residence or upon completion of eighteen credit hours. Application must be made in advance of the student's enrolling for the final session of work.
In order to be admitted to candidacy, the student must have:
Once the written thesis document is approved, the student will schedule a defense with his/her graduate committee.
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The Master of Fine Arts Degree (M.F.A.) is the terminal degree for students of high ability and interest in the production of art who plan to pursue careers as practicing artists/teachers. The studio areas offered are:
Applications for admission into the MFA Program are considered only for the Fall semester. Applications should be initiated through the Graduate School’s College Net Site where you will also send your letters of reference, transcripts, and the $65 application fee:
Support materials need to be uploaded to the department’s site through our Decision Desk dropbox: 20 images (GIF, JPG, JPEG or PNG formats), your letter of intent, and your cv (pdf files are preferred for text):
Teaching Assistantships:At the time of application for admission into the MFA Program, applicants must submit the Department of Art and Art History Assistantship Application form. This form is available from the Department; please either call (305) 284-2542 or email email@example.com. Assistantships include a stipend plus a full tuition waiver.
A total of 60 credits are required for graduation.
Full time students typically take 10 credits per semester (9 is considered full time). The program is three years (six semesters). New graduate students are assigned a Supervisory Committee of three faculty members who will meet with them twice a semester until candidacy is reached. Application for candidacy can be made any time after the completion of 30 credits. The Thesis committee is formed after candidacy and will be four faculty members, one of which should be from outside the studio faculty. This committee will consult with and advise the student on his or her work, read and comment on the written document, and conduct a final oral exam during the Thesis Exhibition, which will be scheduled after the succesful completion of ART 599 Exhibition Preparation, and installed after the candidate has submitted an accepted written document.
The final MFA Thesis Exhibition will be a solo show held at either the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, or at an off campus location approved by the faculty, such as the Department's Wynwood Project Space.
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