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First- and second-year reviews are required of all students in the M.F.A. concentration in Studio Art. Reviews are schedule by the graduate program coordinator and results will be reported to the Graduate College. Students are permitted up to two attempts at each review.
The first review must be attempted during the term in which the student is enrolled in the 18th credit hour in the concentration. Students must present recently completed works and/or current works-in-progress; competently discuss their artistic qualities; and set intentions and goals for future studies. Art faculty evaluate students on their technical and conceptual development; articulation of their ideas; and oral presentation. Students must pass the first-year review before they are eligible to take the second-year review.
The second-year review must be attempted during the term in which the student is enrolled in the 36th credit hour in the program. It is similar in format to the first-year review; however, the expectations for professional, polished art and ideas are higher.
Students must successfully complete both reviews in order to be eligible for graduation. If a student fails a review, a second attempt is required the following semester. Students who cannot pass reviews may be dismissed from the program after the second attempt. Additional information about reviews can be found in the MFA Student Handbook [PDF].
Thesis and Defense
Graduate students must create a cohesive body of work for their thesis exhibition, accompanied by a thesis paper. The paper and exhibition should be developed with input from one’s thesis advisory committee. The advisory committee is comprised of 3-4 graduate faculty, selected by the graduate student. One member of the committee may be a professional from outside the university faculty. When the written thesis and work for the thesis exhibition are ready, an oral defense is scheduled by the student for a formal review. Additional information about selecting a committee and completing a thesis can be found in the MFA Student Handbook [PDF]. Thesis forms are also available in the Graduate College.