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MFA Printmaking Overview

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60 credits, two- to three-year program of study

The MFA in Printmaking is an intensive studio program for students seeking to advance their personal aesthetic vision. Students work in the areas of lithography, etching, monotype and screen-printing, which include the possibility of photographic and digital technology. A collaborative experience is provided by working in contemporary, well-equipped, and ventilated studios. MFA students work closely with highly knowledgeable faculty advisors who have expertise in the printmaking field. In addition to the studio experience, the students take courses in art history, critical theory, philosophy, and a broad complement of University offerings that support the fostering of intellectual pursuit and individual aesthetic maturation.

The Campus and Facilities

Each student is provided with an individual workspace at the Star Store, UMass Dartmouth's facility in historic downtown New Bedford. The Star Store was converted in 2001 into a modern urban arts complex with spacious studios, galleries, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Requirements for Admission

Standards for admission include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, a portfolio that demonstrates your capability for advanced work in your chosen discipline, and a personal statement outlining your future direction.

All applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Office: two letters of recommendation from people who can write authoritatively about your accomplishments and potential; a statement of purpose defining the field of study you wish to pursue and describing the ideas that will inform your work; and a portfolio. A personal interview is encouraged. Applicants are urged to refer to the Graduate Catalog for complete information regarding admissions.