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 Associate Dean 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