Master of Fine Arts degree: The school offers the M.F.A. degree in art with specializations in art + technology, ceramics, creative photography, drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Enrollment is competitive and limited. Candidates for admission should have adequate undergraduate training in art. Deficiencies may be corrected before beginning graduate study. Applicants must submit a portfolio for admission consideration (for comprehensive admission information: http://www.arts.ufl.edu/programs/grad.aspx). A minimum of 3 years residency is normally needed to complete the requirements for this degree, which for studio students culminates with an M.F.A. exhibition.
The M.F.A. requires a minimum of 60 credit hours: 24 hours must be in an area of specialization. Normal course requirements include:
- 12 hours of studio electives outside the area of specialization
- 6 hours of art history electives
- 3 hours of outside SA+AH electives (research/discipline appropriate)
- 6 hours of electives
- 6 hours of individual project or thesis research.
Although the M.F.A. is a thesis degree, students usually produce a creative project in lieu of thesis. Students should see the graduate program adviser for the School’s requirements for the creative project.