MFA in Art - Concentration in Studio Art

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

MFA students showcase their work during the Spring 2019 Graduate Open Studios event.

Our MFA in Studio Art will expose you to a broad range of art and design practices, fostering flexibility in thought and action that will prepare you to adapt to future possibilities while retaining the option of focusing primarily on one particular medium.

The heart of this program is the self-motivated pursuit of your own practice, supported and guided by our experienced faculty, then honed and expanded through feedback offered during critiques. Additionally, our trans-disciplinary courses will allow you to stretch your creative goals. Our new Academic and Professional Practice courses will further prepare you for many career opportunities in the Fine Arts.

Options for study and exploration include, but are not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Papermaking
  • Bookmaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Art History
  • Art Theory
  • Art-Based Research Writing

Degree details

The Master of Fine Art in Studio Art is a three-year, 60 credit hour, in-residence program.

Facilities

Our new graduate studio building brings together MFA students under one roof, promoting collegiality and spontaneous exchange of ideas. This space is also ideal for pop-up student exhibitions, graduate seminars, open studio events, and visiting artist interactions. Our specialized facilities, such as the Digital Craft Research Studio, Darkrooms, Design Studio, and the Foundry, among others, will provide you with the necessary tools and skills to fully realize your creative endeavors.

Admission requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

*Admission to the M.F.A. in Art (Studio Art)

Program Contact

Prof. Gary Washmon
940-898-2496
gwashmon@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Spring - November 15
Fall - February 15

Admission Requirements

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.
  2. Complete a separate application to the Department of Visual Arts through SlideRoom. This will consist of:
    • Letter of intent
    • Artist/research statement
    • Current vita or resumé
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • A portfolio of 20 images of original work (with captions)
  3. Complete a phone, video chat, or in-person interview with graduate admissions coordinator.

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