Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) is a professional degree in the practice of art. The program of study proposed here is designed to guide and encourage students in the development of their skills, the definition of their goals and the recognition of their responsibilities, as artists. The educational objective is to provide training that will make it possible for each student in the program to achieve professional excellence.

Our program experience places an emphasis on theory, research and critical thinking, and an awareness of the function of art and design in the world today. The M.F.A. degree is unique in that it is the artist's terminal degree. The UTA M.F.A. requires the CAA suggested 60 credit hours and typically, a three-year commitment of time. 

The M.F.A. program will provide a demanding educational environment appropriate for strongly motivated students. Artists, designers, and filmmakers will be chosen for the program on the basis of work that demonstrates artistic individuality and promise. The program will invite and encourage non-traditional and traditional art experiences and supports interdisciplinary projects in the student's final thesis research presentation. The M.F.A program offers opportunities to further candidates' practices in Film & Video, Glass, Intermedia, and Visual Communication.