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MFA in Art

The Department of Art & Art History offers a stimulating and collegial atmosphere in which to advance your artistic practice and earn an MFA in art from Utah's only Tier-1 research institution. The graduate student to faculty member ratio provides the opportunity to receive individual and specialized attention. The open structure of our two-year, full-time MFA program allows you to work with a supervisory committee to develop your own program of study. As a graduate student, you also have access to numerous facilities beyond the workshops, labs, and studios in the Art and Sculpture Buildings: among these are the Utah Museum of Fine Arts; the Marriott Library with the Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts and Architecture Library, the Book Arts Studio, and the Digital Matters Lab; the Make Space at Lassonde Studios; Taft-Nicholson Center in Centennial Valley, Montana; and the Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa.

The Department of Art & Art History does participate in the Graduate Tuition Benefit Program, which can provide you the opportunity to be a Teaching Assistant for two years, and help cover the cost of your education. The university also provides numerous opportunities to apply for research and teaching grants to help you finish your degree. Please explore our website as well as the graduate school's site and if you have any questions about the program, please contact us.

Program Information

Please download the Graduate Handbook for full details about the program.

To learn more about the application requirements or start an application,

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Applications are due by January 15th.

Meet & Greet Events

Sept. 29th or Nov. 17th, 2023

If you are interested in learning more about the program, the department conducts Prospective Graduate Student Meet & Greet events during the fall semester so you can learn why our MFA program is where you should go to further your creative research.  The events will explain what we offer an MFA candidate, give you a tour of the facilities, allow you to meet some faculty, help answer questions, and show you how to apply to the program.

Please get in touch with Lewis J. Crawford, the Director of MFA Graduate Studies, with any questions.

Check out what our current (and previous) graduate students are up to!