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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 leading 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.

We offer all incoming graduate students the opportunity to be a teaching assistant and receive a minimum of $10,000 a year stipend, plus a tuition discount, as part of the Graduate Tuition Benefit Program. 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 Event

Sept. 20th at 1 PM or Nov. 1st at 10 AM

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!