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)

SAGR600Independent Studio with Visiting Artists/Critics6.0
AHGR610Visual Culture and Contemporary Aesthetics 3.0
SAGR615Studio Seminar3.0

Fall I (15 weeks)  

SAGR625Graduate Tutorial3.0


Spring I (15 weeks)

AHGR620Critical Theory: Discourse & Aesthetics3.0
SAGR626Graduate Directed Research3.0


2nd Year

Summer II (6 weeks)    

SAGR605Graduate Residency3.0
AHGR615Art History: Time and Place



Studio Seminar6.0


 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)

HUGR690Writing Seminar: Inscribing the Image 3.0
SAGR628Thesis Preparation Tutorial 3.0


3rd Year

Summer III: (6 weeks)  

SAGR700Independent Thesis Studio6.0

*Final Thesis Presentation and Exhibition
SAGR622Art Practice: Creativity and Sustainability3.0
SAGR650Professional Practice Seminar 3.0

Total                     12.0