Visual Arts Department
Mr. Shawn Thayer, Chair
The Master of Fine Arts and the Master of Arts in studio art and illustration programs are designed to develop the individual’s ability to communicate effectively in the visual arts. Building on a strong foundation of undergraduate art training, these master’s programs allow for intense individual development in necessary skills. Skilled artists will train the student in a variety of media, preparing the student for future work.
Applicants for a graduate degree in art must also have majored in art or graphic design on the undergraduate level. A portfolio of representative work must be submitted.
A student must realize that continuation in his graduate art program is dependent upon an ongoing evaluation of the student’s abilities. A student may be removed at any time from his program if in the opinion of the faculty/administration the student fails to perform satisfactorily or improve sufficiently in the appropriate skill, regardless of the student’s academic average in the program.
A student earning a “C” or lower in any studio course may be required to repeat that course. A student cannot repeat a studio course more than one time. Upon the student’s earning a “C” or lower in another studio course, the Graduate Committee reviews the student’s status to determine if he can continue in his graduate program.