The mission for the Master of Fine Arts curriculum is to offer the students the study, development and creative understanding required for life as a practicing artist and professional. The program is designed to develop and enhance the student’s capabilities for making, creative thinking and concept development within the multiplicity of traditional and innovative creative disciplines. The primary objective is to engage with the distinct concepts of the student’s individual practice, and through comprehensive communal dialogue and critique, endeavor to find the best possible ways in which the student solve the inherent problem of conversion of concept into practice.
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The studio class structure combined with interdisciplinary freedom is a fundamental part of the departmental philosophy, and provides opportunities for a variety of creative explorations and choices. Students may choose one of three concentrations which include: Drawing/Painting/ Printmaking, Photography/ New Media and Sculpture/ Multidisciplinary Practice. The students conduct research through continued art practice that explores potentials for image-making, and so establish and articulate a preliminary platform for an ongoing creative investigation. Seminars in contemporary art history, and theory from the perspective of contemporary studio-based practices, plus the studies of art criticism, research, and ideation are integral parts of the student’s educational experience.
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To apply for the MFA program, you must have a BFA or BA in art or related field.
The program is presently limited to 24 participants and students are chosen on the basis of portfolio review, interview, creative potential, and evidence of persistent work habits. The Graduate Program is hosted on our Manchester, NH campus and offers studios, workshops, technical support staff, and media specific work areas.
The sixty hour program requires a minimum of thirty-two semester hours in studio art courses, eleven semester hours of electives, a minimum of three courses in art history at the graduate level, and a minimum of eight semester hours toward preparation of the graduate exhibition and thesis. At the end of their education, students mount a comprehensive thesis exhibition of their work.
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