Drawing is a way of reasoning on paper.
The MFA in Drawing is a 60-credit, 2- to 3-year program of study for students who wish to further their interest in observational and multi-media works on paper and other surfaces. The MFA degree is the credential that signifies the artist's capacity to work independently in a discriminating, distinctive, and professional manner.
The Fine Arts program provides an educational context where drawing is considered a core activity related to other disciplines, and also an end in itself.
MFA candidates can pursue their own goals, hone technical skills, and advance personal vision through intense, focused individual studio activity. The faculty consists of experienced studio artists who work with the graduate students on a regular basis to further the development of their work.
In addition to the studio experience, the students are required to take courses in art history, critical theory, philosophy, and a broad complement of university offerings in order to cultivate their intellectual and aesthetic maturation.
Pursue your MFA at UMassD
A personal interview is also encouraged.
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Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. See the Graduate Catalog for more information.
Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design