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M.F.A. Studio Art

Push your creativity and originality to new heights in our M.F.A. concentration in Studio Art. Graduate students receive individualized instruction from accomplished artists and art historians. Group critiques, studio visits, and workshops with visiting artists are regular features of the concentration. Students take advanced, graduate-level studio courses in one or more media, depending on their interests. The department offers studio courses in drawing, painting, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, photography, animation, video, illustration, and graphic design. Students also complete two required international art history courses with opportunities to expand their studies through special seminars in art history. To develop professional practices, student also complete required courses in studio management, professional writing, and instructional design. The M.F.A. degree culminates with a thesis exhibition at the Radford University Art Museum, accompanied by a thesis paper. Alumni are active as independent artists, college-level instructors, museum professionals, graphic designers, and in other creative careers.

Through the Graduate College, the Department of Art awards three forms of support to graduate students in the M.F.A. concentration in Studio Art: graduate assistantships; graduate teaching assistantships; and graduate teaching fellowships. Each type is dependent on availability and merit. Graduate students are also eligible for department-level scholarships. Learn more about graduate assistantships.

I chose the MFA concentration in studio art, with a focus in photography, at Radford University because I wanted to further explore and enhance my artistic skills and I wanted to teach at the university level."

Langley Anderson '18

Radford University graduate program alumnus 

Langley Anderson '18