3-year / Full-time / In-residence
Program of Work
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Critiques and Oral Exams
In addition to the 60-hour course of study, MFA candidates in studio art must complete a cycle of five graduate critiques and oral examinations, including writing a short essay about her/his work and progress each time. These critiques and oral examinations consist of a viewing of the student's work to date, an oral presentation by the student, and a question-and-answer period led by faculty. Critiques occur approximately in the semester that the 15th, 40th, and 45th hours of coursework are taken, and are held before the student's four-person faculty Critique Committee.
Oral Exams occur in the semester that the 30th and 60th hours of coursework are taken, and are held before the Critique Committee and three lottery-selected members of the Studio Art Graduate Studies Committee. In addition, all current studio art graduate students attend as silent observers. 30-hour and 60-hour orals must be completed successfully to continue in and complete the MFA program.