Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA)


Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA)

The mission of the M.F.A. program at Eastern Michigan University is to provide a broad yet rigorous environment that prepares students for professional success through creative work and research.

The M.F.A. curriculum fosters experimentation, intellectual risk-taking, and critical thinking through studio work, seminar and cognate courses; students are expected to produce a body of original work that extends knowledge by making a proven contribution to the field. Cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary work is encouraged. M.F.A. coursework includes seminars in history and theory. M.F.A. work also stresses the effects of diverse cultural influences on art, the role of the artist in society, and the relationships between studio practices and art and design history and theory. Faculty teaching in these programs pursue both excellence in teaching and an active agenda of research and creative work. The M.F.A. degree is a full-time, 60-hour program that culminates in an exhibition and an optional written thesis.