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

When you apply to the TWU Graduate School, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores if required. All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admissions to the TWU Graduate School. In addition, most graduate programs have additional admission requirements that must be completed. These requirements can be found on each graduate program website. After acceptance, you will need to begin your program within one year, unless a deferral has been approved by the program.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

*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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