Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art

The MFA in Studio Art is a 27 credit-hour program beyond the M.A. (total of 60 hours) that sharpens your skills and perspectives in the studio. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), it provides the framework needed to teach at a university level.

Taking Your Future Forward

So what makes Bradley’s Studio Art MFA shine? From the freedom to collaborate with students across disciplines to exhibiting on campus and in the community, you’ll have all the tools you need to refine your expertise and start challenging tradition. And with studio options including ceramics, drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture and visual communications, there are heaps of opportunities to make your mark at regional and national conferences and symposiums.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Graduate Program Requirements

MFA Required Courses - 27 hrs.

  • Studio concentration - 18 hrs.
  • Graduate studio electives - 3 hrs.
  • Graduate electives (must be pre-approved University graduate courses, additional graduate studios, seminars) - 3 hrs.
  • Thesis (exhibition) - 3 hrs.

M.A. Hours - 33 hrs.

Total Hours Required (Combined M.A., MFA) - 60 hrs.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Proof of M.A. and official transcripts from program
  • Portfolio: digital images of a cohesive body of work (20 jpeg images at 72 ppi, 1020 pixels on longest side) representing: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or visual communication production work
  • Artist Statement
  • One additional electronic recommendation (total of three)
  • Personal interview with graduate or studio area co-coordinator (recommended)