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Graduate Degrees

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA), the terminal degree for students of studio art, is offered in:
Ceramics
Digital Art
Graphic Design
Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles

The MFA requires the completion of 60 graduate credit hours over a period of three years, except in the area of painting which is a two-year program. Students enroll in credits for studio work and attend graduate seminars and critiques. They are required to successfully complete an oral review and oversee the mounting of a thesis exhibition in one of the school galleries. Continuation in the program is based upon regular reviews by the faculty and maintaining a GPA of 3.0. The size of the MFA program is 75 students on average; roughly 20 students are admitted each year.

Master of Fine Arts for Teachers (MAT)

The Master of Fine Arts for Teachers is currently under review. Please check back for further details.

Visiting the Department

While individual tours are not available, prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus and facilities during the academic year. The graduate programs are housed in the Fine Arts building as well as in several satellite buildings. The Graduate Services Coordinator in Fine Arts, Room 124 can provide you with a map upon arrival. Contact area faculty to arrange a tour of facilities specific to your discipline. Attending a graduate critique is an ideal way to learn about a program and interact with faculty and current students. Below is a critique schedule organized by area and building location. For a list of faculty email addresses, and information on applying, please click HERE.

Ceramics
Monday, 8 pm
Old Central Stores
(812) 855-8738
Corner of Walnut Grove & 11th Streets

Digital Art
Tuesday, 5:30 pm
Fine Arts building, rm. 235

Graphic Design
Critiques not open to the public.
Fine Arts building, rm. 204
(812) 855-8393

Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:30 pm; as arranged
Fine Arts building, rm. 007

Painting
Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Monroe Hall
Corner of Woodlawn & Cottage Grove Streets

Photography
Monday, 3 pm; or as arranged
Fine Arts building, rm. 020
(812) 855-0310

Printmaking
Tuesday, 6 pm
Old Central Stores
(812) 855-5723
Corner of 11th & Walnut Grove Streets

Sculpture
Tuesday, 5:30 pm
McCalla Sculpture Center
(812) 855-6157
Corner of 10th & Indiana Streets

Textiles
Tuesday & Thursday, 11:15 am; as arranged
Fine Arts building, rm. 230
(812) 855-5934

Contact the Graduate Services Coordinator at sofagrad@indiana.edu or (812) 855-0188 with questions.