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Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art


The Master of Fine Arts requires sixty (60) hours of graduate level courses. Two courses in Art History (6 hours) at the graduate level are required, as is attendance in the MFA seminar courses (12 hours) that are held each semester and rotate in theme (Pedagogy, Professionalism, Studio Practice, Art Theory). Of the remaining courses (42 hours) 30 hours must be in studio disciplines and are designed to meet individual needs and interests. These are mainly of a “workshop” or “atelier” nature. During the second year, all students are required to present a thesis exhibition in the Carroll Gallery and complete a written thesis contextualizing the exhibition. In addition, an oral examination is conducted by an appointed faculty thesis committee.

Sample Schedule


First Year

Fall semester
ARST 7010: 3 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7020: 6 credits (Studio work)
Art History: 3 credits
ARST 7800-01: 3 credits (MFA seminar, rotating theme)
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15 credits

Spring semester
ARST 7030: 3 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7040: 6 credits (Studio work)
Art History: 3 credits
ARST 7800-02: 3 credits (MFA seminar, rotating theme)
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15 credits

Second Year

Fall semester
ARST 7400: 6 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7410: 6 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7800-03: 3 credits (MFA seminar, rotating theme)
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15 credits

 

Spring semester
ARST 7420: 3 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7430: 3 credits (Studio work)
ARST 7450: Thesis Project: 6 credits (Exhibition and written thesis)
ARST 7800-04: 3 credits (MFA seminar, rotating theme)
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15 credits

Total: 60 credits



Applications for Fall 2017 admission to the MFA program will be accepted in all disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions about applying to the MFA Program.




[updated 07.19.2016]


Tulane University, Newcomb Art Dept., 202 Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5327 artdept@tulane.edu