MFA Fibers Overview
60 credit, two- to three-year program of study
Students in fibers develop personal expression and create works that embody concept, aesthetics, and critical thinking.
The MFA Fibers program offers students the opportunity for concentrated studio work involving both technical and conceptual challenges. Graduate students pursue individual areas of interest, which may take the form of two- or three- dimensional structures, garments and costume, functional or non-functional work.
By merging technical processes with a conceptual basis, students develop personal analytical and critical skills, confidence, and the self-discipline required for accomplished artistic work. A close relationship with one's advisor, student peers, and committee members supports research, experimentation, and ongoing inquiry, directed toward the development of a strong sense of the student's own artistic vision and a sensitivity to the role of art within their culture.
The Fibers studio is a vigorous and demanding environment where faculty and students critique, discuss, and debate the issues inherent in studio work; individual meetings take place on a weekly basis and critiques occur each month. The required studio and academic course work to earn a Master's degree in Fibers includes seminars in professional and aesthetic issues, art history, philosophy of art, and support studios. Studies culminate in a visual and written thesis.
Requirements for Admission
All applicants must submit the required application materials to the Graduate Office. See MFA Artisanry overview.