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.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Meet & Greet Events
Please check back for the 2021 dates.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, the department offers Prospective Graduate Student Meet & Greet events during the fall semester to learn why our MFA program is where you should go to further your creative research. The events will help answer any questions, explain what we have to offer an MFA candidate, provide you a tour of the facilities, give you a chance to meet some of the faculty, and how to apply to the program.
This year, the events will be conducted via Zoom.
To learn more about the application requirements, or start an application, press the button below. Our application is a two-part process, so please make sure to submit all the necessary documents for each portion.
Applications are due by January 15th.
MFA Forms & Resources
- Information Form
- MFA Checklist
- Graduate Study Contract
- TA Responsibilities Worksheet
- Graduate TA Time Sheet
- Teaching Handbook
- Teaching & Research Image Database
- Graduate/Mentoring Committee
- Program of Study Worksheet
- Graduate Committee Preference Sheet
- 1st Year Probation Review
- Application for Graduate Degree
- Report of Final Examination
- Supervisory Committee Approval
- Final Reading Approval
- Documentation Sign-off Form
- Marriott Library Publishing Agreement
- Requirements for Graduation Release
- Safety and Wellness
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