Studio Art (M.F.A.) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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Program Overview

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art addresses the needs of students preparing for careers as professional artists in the contemporary art world. Unlike traditional MFA programs that require students to choose a particular studio concentration such as painting or photography, the MFA at MSU recognizes that contemporary artists tend not to be bound by singular modes of art making but often work concurrently in multiple forms and media. Unique in its approach, our program allows students to work in any single or combination of studio areas, provided they relate to the student's ongoing project. This gives the student access to a more diversified faculty as well as interdisciplinary/contemporary ideas.

Studio areas include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, papermaking, filmmaking, video art production, photography, ceramics, metalwork/jewelry, and multi-media. The program further includes specific interdisciplinary courses such as Computer Generated Art, Art in Public Places, and Performance Art that allow students and faculty to explore concepts not rooted in a specific genre. Full-time students generally complete the MFA in two years, the period for which they are assigned private studios on campus. Additional program features include new facilities (including the MFA Gallery and spacious work areas), a visiting artists-in-residence program, an Art Forum lecture series and exhibition opportunities in New York.

The MFA in Studio is a program offered by the College of the Arts. Further information on the program including faculty, facilities and admission requirements may be found on the Department of Art & Design and Graduate School webpages.  In addition to the MFA, the department also offers an M.A.


STUDIO ART

Complete 60 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 9 requirement(s) for 48 semester hours:

    1. Complete 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

      ARCR 501 MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism I 3
      ARCR 601 MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism II 3
      ARST 501 MFA Seminar in Studio Art I 3
      ARST 601 MFA Seminar in Studio Art II 3
      ARST 604 Independent Study: Project Criticism I 3
      ARST 650 Independent Study: MFA Exhibition, Paper and Final Review 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

      ARST 508 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Painting 3-6
      ARST 512 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Drawing 3-6
      ARST 514 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Printmaking 3-6
      ARST 516 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Papermaking 3-6
      ARST 518 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Photography 3-6
      ARST 520 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Film Making 3-6
      ARST 522 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Video 3-6
      ARST 524 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Sculpture 3-6
      ARST 526 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Ceramics 3-6
      ARST 528 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Fiber 3-6
      ARST 530 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3-6
      ARST 532 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Multi-Media 3-6
    3. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

      ARST 509 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Painting 3
      ARST 513 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Drawing 3
      ARST 515 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Printmaking 3
      ARST 517 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Papermaking 3
      ARST 519 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Photography 3
      ARST 521 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Film Making 3
      ARST 523 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Video 3
      ARST 525 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Sculpture 3
      ARST 527 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Ceramics 3
      ARST 529 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Fiber 3
      ARST 531 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3
      ARST 533 Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Multi-Media 3
    4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

      ARST 608 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Painting 3
      ARST 612 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Drawing 3
      ARST 614 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Printmaking 3
      ARST 616 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Papermaking 3
      ARST 618 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Photography 3
      ARST 620 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Film Making 3
      ARST 622 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Video 3
      ARST 624 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Sculpture 3
      ARST 626 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Ceramics 3
      ARST 628 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Fiber Forms 3
      ARST 630 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3
      ARST 632 Independent Study: Final Project I: Multi-Media 3
    5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list

      ARST 609 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Painting 3-6
      ARST 613 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Drawing 3-6
      ARST 615 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Printmaking 3-6
      ARST 617 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Papermaking 3-6
      ARST 619 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Photography 3-6
      ARST 621 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Film Making 3-6
      ARST 623 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Video 3-6
      ARST 625 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Sculpture 3-6
      ARST 627 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Ceramics 3-6
      ARST 629 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Fiber Forms 3-6
      ARST 631 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3-6
      ARST 633 Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Multi-Media 3-6
    6. Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours from the following list.

      ARHS 503 Graduate Resources and Methods of Research in the Arts 3
      ARHS 540 European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 3
      ARHS 579 Theories of Medieval and Early Renaissance Art 3
      ARHS 580 The American Collector and New York Museums 3
      ARHS 581 Selected Writings by Artists on Art 3
      ARHS 590 Modern Philosophies of Art I 3
      ARHS 591 Modern Philosophies of Art II 3
      ARHS 592 Selected Problems Art History I 3
      ARHS 593 Selected Problems Art History II 3
      ARHS 594 Northern Renaissance Art 3
    7. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 502 Independent Study: Independent Studio Work I 3
    8. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 506 Special Topics in Studio Art I 3
    9. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 507 Special Topics in Studio Art II 3
  2. STUDIO ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list

    ARST 503 Independent Study: Independent Studio Work II 3
    ARST 508 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Painting 3-6
    ARST 512 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Drawing 3-6
    ARST 514 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Printmaking 3-6
    ARST 516 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Papermaking 3-6
    ARST 518 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Photography 3-6
    ARST 520 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Film Making 3-6
    ARST 522 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Video 3-6
    ARST 524 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Sculpture 3-6
    ARST 526 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Ceramics 3-6
    ARST 528 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Fiber 3-6
    ARST 530 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3-6
    ARST 532 Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Multi-Media 3-6
    ARST 605 Independent Study: Project Criticism II 3
    ARST 606 Special Topics in Studio Art III 3
    ARST 607 Special Topics in Studio Art IV 3
    ARST 608 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Painting 3
    ARST 612 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Drawing 3
    ARST 614 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Printmaking 3
    ARST 616 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Papermaking 3
    ARST 618 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Photography 3
    ARST 620 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Film Making 3
    ARST 622 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Video 3
    ARST 624 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Sculpture 3
    ARST 626 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Ceramics 3
    ARST 628 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Fiber Forms 3
    ARST 630 Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing 3
    ARST 632 Independent Study: Final Project I: Multi-Media 3
  3. GENERAL ELECTIVES

    Complete 6 semester hours of any graduate course, 500 level or above.


Course Descriptions:

ARCR501: MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism I

An appropriate amount of written critical work and relevant required readings will be assigned, accompanied by regular discussions and critiques of student work in progress. Visits to area museums and galleries are required and such material evidenced in the level of conversation and student work. The seminar will be instructed by a visiting art critic. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MFA majors only.

ARCR601: MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism II

Continuation of ARCR 501. Taken serially. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARCR 501, a total of 30 SH in MFA Degree program (ARCR, ARST, ARHS: 500 level), departmental approval, MFA majors only.

ARHS503: Graduate Resources and Methods of Research in the Arts

Introduction to the approaches, methods and goals of art-historical research, including descriptive, bibliographic, stylistic, and iconographic analysis. Offered as ARHS 503 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 600 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS540: European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Principal developments in painting, sculpture, architecture and related arts during the Baroque and Rococo periods as affected by contemporary political, religious and economic factors. Artists include Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau and Hogarth. Offered as ARHS 540 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 540 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS579: Theories of Medieval and Early Renaissance Art

The ways in which art theory and methods of study affect our understanding of Medieval and Early Renaissance art will be the focus of this seminar. Topics to be discussed: the historiography of the two fields, nationalism in art historical studies, the social history of art, feminist interpretations, reception theory, semiotics, museum display, Panofsky, and Shapiro. Class discussions based on readings and student presentations. 3 sh.

ARHS580: The American Collector and New York Museums

The history of American art collecting is studied using the private collections that are now incorporated into museums in New York City. The contents of these collections, the ways they are housed, and the role of museum as educational institution will be examined in light of social and cultural ideals. Discussions based on readings and field trips. Offered as ARHS 580 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 603 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS581: Selected Writings by Artists on Art

A selection of writings by artists on art are presented, including theoretical writings, excerpts from diaries and letters, manifestoes, interviews, etc. The class is designed as a seminar focusing on analysis, interpretation, and discussion of these primary sources. Offered as ARHS 581 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 501 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS590: Modern Philosophies of Art I

Major writers in art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The nature of the creative experience; art in the life of the individual and of society; the creative process; new materials; institutions and sentiments affecting current thinking in the field. Discussions based on readings of philosophers, poets, social scientists and psychologists. Offered as ARHS 590 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 590 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS591: Modern Philosophies of Art II

The writings of 19th and 20th century artists and their interpreters; such works as the "Futurist's Manifesto" and Kandinsky's "The Spiritual In Art.". 3 sh.

ARHS592: Selected Problems Art History I

Art problems, iconographic topics and themes of a historic, social and philosophical nature. Topic selection will depend upon the special areas of the professor or guest professor invited for the semester. May be repeated seven times for a maximum of 24.0 credits. Offered as ARHS 592 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 601 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARHS593: Selected Problems Art History II

Continuation of ARHS 592. Taken serially. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARHS 592.

ARHS594: Northern Renaissance Art

15th and 16th century paintings in northern Europe - especially Italy, Flanders and Holland; the development of Realism and style in relation to social change and the general ideas of the period, including contemporary music. Jan Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Bosch, Peter Breughel and Matthias Gruenewald. Offered as ARHS 594 through Spring 2012. To become ARHT 536 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ARST501: MFA Seminar in Studio Art I

Weekly seminars given by visiting artists, fine arts faculty and the visiting critic. Discussions on major issues in contemporary art and critiques of the students' ongoing projects. MFA seminars are coordinated by the visiting critic and the MFA Director. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 15 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST502: Independent Study: Independent Studio Work I

Taken in the first year of the program, the student works independently under the guidance of a visiting or full-time faculty member selected by the student (different from the faculty member engaged in the MFA Research Project). The faculty member should be selected based on his/her particular interest in the student's Research Project. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST503: Independent Study: Independent Studio Work II

Continuation of ARST 502. Taken serially. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 502; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST506: Special Topics in Studio Art I

Each course is a seminar/workshop experience which addresses a specific topic in the visual arts. Topics may be interdisciplinary in nature or speak to a particular studio discipline and may include an investigation of new media and processes. The topic for each course will be announced at registration time. The course may be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST507: Special Topics in Studio Art II

Taken serially. Each course addresses a new topic in the visual arts. The topics should not be repeated. With different topics, the course may be repeated three times for a maximum of 12.0 credits. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 506; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST508: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Painting

The student will be guided toward the development of a consistent body of work. Exploration of a variety of approaches and techniques will be encouraged in order that the student can most fully realize his/her personal artistic aims. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST509: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Painting

Continuation of ARST 508. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST512: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Drawing

This course allows the student to begin focusing on drawing as a fine art. It will explore the major applications of a variety of graphic media while stressing the drawing as a mode or art form unto itself. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST513: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Drawing

Continuation of ARST 512. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST514: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Printmaking

The student begins to research and develop a creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor selected by the student. The student may work with traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes resulting in multiples or unique images such as monoprints. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST515: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Printmaking

Continuation of ARST 514. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST516: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Papermaking

Individualized creative studies for the MFA candidate whose progress is reviewed weekly by a faculty mentor. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to: coloration, casting, sheet formation, etc. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST517: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Papermaking

Continuation of ARST 516. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST518: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Photography

Individualized creative studies in photography under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Areas of inquiry include black & white, color, non-silver and multi-media applications in photography. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST519: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Photography

Continuation of ARST 518. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST520: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Film Making

This course is intended to assist the advanced student in developing unique and individualized approaches in motion picture making. Emphasis will be placed on exploration and experimentation in the production of short works. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST521: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Film Making

Continuation of ARST 520. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST522: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Video

Students produce video projects in 3/4 inch format, utilizing state-of-the-art facilities at the DuMont Television Center, including full three-camera studio set up, special effects, telecine, sound mixes and editing. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST523: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Video

Continuation of ARST 522. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST524: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Sculpture

The course is intended to allow the MFA candidate to explore a select variety of issues and media in the arena of sculpture. The specific concerns considered will be derived from close consultation between the student and his faculty mentor. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST525: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Sculpture

Continuation of ARST 524. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST526: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Ceramics

Research and development of a creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; M.F.A. majors only.

ARST527: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Ceramics

Continuation of ARST 526. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST528: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Fiber

Individualized creative studies for the MFA candidate whose progress is reviewed weekly by a faculty mentor. Areas of inquiry include on-loom, off-loom, surface design, textile design, felt, leather, wood, plastics, etc. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; M.F.A. majors only.

ARST529: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Fiber

Continuation of ARST 528. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST530: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Research and development of a creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST531: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing

Continuation of ARST 530. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST532: Independent Study: MFA Research Project I: Multi-Media

The student begins to research and develop a multi-media creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor selected by the student. The project may include the investigation of a combination of traditional visual arts media, interdisciplinary media or new media. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST533: Independent Study: MFA Research Project II: Multi-Media

Continuation of ARST 532. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 532; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST601: MFA Seminar in Studio Art II

Continuation of ARST 501. Taken serially. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 501; 45 SH in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST604: Independent Study: Project Criticism I

Individualized guidance and critique of the student's Final Project by a second full-time faculty member on the student's Project Committee (not to be taken with the student's Project Advisor). () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 SH in MFA Degree program (ARCR, ARST, ARHS: 500 level); taken with MFA Final Project I or II; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST605: Independent Study: Project Criticism II

Continuation of ARST 604. Taken serially. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 604; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST606: Special Topics in Studio Art III

Taken serially. Each course addresses a new topic in the visual arts. The topics should not be repeated. With different topics, the course may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 507; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST607: Special Topics in Studio Art IV

Taken serially. Each course addresses a new topic in the visual arts. The topics should not be repeated. With different topics, the course may be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 606; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST608: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Painting

Intended as an opportunity for the MFA candidate to produce a body of original and cohesive work under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 609. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 SH in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST609: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Painting

The MFA candidate continues to develop a body of work under the guidance of his he MFA Thesis Exhibition which will demonstrate the candidate's abilities and level of artistic achievement. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 608; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST612: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Drawing

The student develops a creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 613. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST613: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Drawing

The student continues to develop a body of work under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, concluding with the MFA Exhibition. This course will bring to fruition the students research and exploration of the various approaches to drawing. They will reach certain conclusions evidenced in their work about the possibilities of the art form and their personal use of graphic modes of expression. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 612; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST614: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Printmaking

The student develops a creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 615. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST615: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Printmaking

The student continues to develop a body of work under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, concluding with the MFA Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 614; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST616: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Papermaking

The student develops a creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 617. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST617: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Papermaking

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, concluding with the MFA Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 616; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST618: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Photography

Individualized creative study for the MFA candidate under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Areas of inquiry include black & white, color, non-silver and multi-media applications in photography. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 619. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST619: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Photography

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 618; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST620: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Film Making

This course is intended to assist the advanced MFA candidate develop a unique and individualized approach to his/her Final Project. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 621. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST621: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Film Making

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 620; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST622: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Video

Individualized creative study for the MFA candidate under the guidance of a Project Advisor. Students produce video projects utilizing state-of-the-art facilities at the Dumont Television Center. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 623. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST623: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Video

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 622; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST624: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Sculpture

The student develops a creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 625. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST625: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Sculpture

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 624; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST626: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Ceramics

Development of a creative project based on each student's personal artistic interest/imagery under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 627. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree Program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST627: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Ceramics

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 626; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST628: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Fiber Forms

Individualized creative study for the MFA candidate whose progress is guided by a Project Advisor selected by the student. Areas of inquiry include on-loom, off-loom, surface design, textile design, felt, leather, wood, plastics, etc. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 629. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree Program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST629: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Fiber Forms

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 628; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST630: Independent Study: MFA Final Project I: Jewelry/Metalsmithing

The student develops a creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 631. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST631: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Jewelry/Metalsmithing

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 630; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST632: Independent Study: Final Project I: Multi-Media

The student develops a multi-media creative project under the guidance of a Project Advisor selected by the student. The project may include the investigation of the combination of traditional visual media, interdisciplinary media or new media. Must be taken as a two semester sequence with ARST 633. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST633: Independent Study: MFA Final Project II: Multi-Media

The student continues to develop a creative project under the guidance of his/her Project Advisor, culminating in a Thesis Exhibition. () 3 - 6 sh.

Prerequisites: ARST 632; departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST650: Independent Study: MFA Exhibition, Paper and Final Review

I.S. with the Project Advisor. In the final semester of the program the student is required to exhibit his/her Final Project and present a paper which describes his/her aesthetic position. The exhibition and paper will be reviewed by the student's Project Committee. () 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 45 semester hours in MFA Degree program; departmental approval; MFA majors only.