Studio Art (M.F.A.) - Graduate - 2012 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. REQUIRED COURSES

      Complete 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

      ARCR 501 MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism I (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARCR 601 MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism II (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARST 501 MFA Seminar in Studio Art I (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARST 601 MFA Seminar in Studio Art II (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARST 604 Independent Study: Project Criticism I 3
      ARST 650 Independent Study: MFA Exhibition, Paper and Final Review 3
    2. RESEARCH PROJECT I

      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. RESEARCH PROJECT II

      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. FINAL PROJECT I

      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. FINAL PROJECT II

      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. ART HISTORY

      Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours from the following list.

      ARHT 501 Artists on Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 502 Field Trips in Art History 2-6
      ARHT 536 Northern Renaissance Art (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 540 European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 590 Modern Philosophies of Art I (3 hours lecture) 3
      ARHT 600 Graduate Methods of Research in Art History (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARHT 601 Selected Problems in Art History (3 hours seminar) 3
      ARHT 603 The American Collector and New York Museums (3 hours seminar) 3
    7. INDEPENDENT STUDIO WORK I

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 502 Independent Study: Independent Studio Work I 3
    8. SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO ART I

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 506 Special Topics in Studio Art I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
    9. SPECIAL TOPICS IN STUDIO ART II

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      ARST 507 Special Topics in Studio Art II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 3
    ARST 607 Special Topics in Studio Art IV (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio) 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 (3 hours seminar)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: MFA majors only.

ARCR601: MFA Seminar in Theory and Criticism II (3 hours seminar)

Continuation of ARCR 501. Taken serially. 3 sh.

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

ARHT501: Artists on Art (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ARHS 581 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT502: Field Trips in Art History

Travel courses to art sources in the United States and foreign countries not to exceed twelve graduate credits. Travel courses to art sources in the United States and foreign countries not to exceed twelve undergraduate credits. First-hand contact with the art forms and visual culture of the places visited; study of monuments in the field and works in museums and galleries. Subject(s) to be defined by the professor. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits. Previous course ARHS 680 effective through Spring 2012. 2 - 6 sh.

ARHT536: Northern Renaissance Art (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ARHS 594 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT540: European Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ARHS 540 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT590: Modern Philosophies of Art I (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ARHS 590 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT600: Graduate Methods of Research in Art History (3 hours seminar)

Introduction to the approaches, methods and goals of art-historical research, including descriptive, bibliographic, stylistic, and iconographic analysis. Previous course ARHS 503 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT601: Selected Problems in Art History (3 hours seminar)

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. Previous course ARHS 592 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARHT603: The American Collector and New York Museums (3 hours seminar)

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. Previous course ARHS 580 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ARST501: MFA Seminar in Studio Art I (3 hours seminar)

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 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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval; MFA majors only.

ARST507: Special Topics in Studio Art II (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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. 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 (3 hours seminar)

Continuation of ARST 501. Taken serially. 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 (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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. 3 sh.

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

ARST607: Special Topics in Studio Art IV (1 hour lecture, 3 hours studio)

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. 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.