The MFA in Studio Art program is designed to be completed in seven semesters / 27 months, and must be completed within 51 months (4 years, and 3 months). Candidates are required to successfully complete 17 courses totaling 60 credit hours, and must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Transfer Credit Policy
Entering graduate students can transfer up to 3 credits of advanced, post-undergraduate level studio or technical-based electives from an accredited institution. 
All transfer credits are evaluated and approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and the appropriate Graduate Program Manager. All transfer credits must be a B level or higher. Coursework from Moore’s BFA program, Post-Baccalaureate program, and Continuing Education program are not eligible for transfer.
Transfer credits are not accepted after a student matriculates. The Graduate Studio Art Program does not admit non-matriculating students.

1st Year


Summer I (6 weeks)
SAGR600 Independent Studio with Visiting Artists/Critics 6.0
AHGR610 Visual Culture and Contemporary Aesthetics  3.0
SAGR615 Studio Seminar 3.0
Fall I (15 weeks)  
SAGR625 Graduate Tutorial 3.0
  Elective 3.0
Spring I (15 weeks)
AHGR620 Critical Theory: Discourse & Aesthetics 3.0
SAGR626 Graduate Directed Research 3.0
  Total 24.0

2nd Year


Summer II (4 weeks abroad and 2 weeks on campus)    
SAGR605 International Graduate Residency with Visiting Artists/Critics in Burren, Ireland 6.0
AHGR615 Art History at Burren: Time and Place 3.0
SAGR618 Studio Seminar – 2 week intensive at Moore   3.0
  *Mid-program exhibition following residency at Moore   
 Fall II (15 weeks)
SAGR627  Graduate Directed Research Tutorial – Candidate selects external advisor  3.0
SAGR635  Teaching Assistantship or Elective     3.0
 Spring II (15 weeks)
HUGR690 Writing Seminar: Inscribing the Image  3.0
SAGR628 Thesis Preparation Tutorial  3.0
  Total 24.0

3rd Year


Summer III: (6 weeks)  
SAGR700 Independent Thesis Studio 6.0
  *Final Thesis Presentation and Exhibition  
SAGR622 Art Practice: Creativity and Sustainability 3.0
SAGR650 Professional Practice Seminar  3.0
  Total                      12.0