Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
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The Master of Fine Arts Degree Program is a three-year program that culminates in a thesis exhibition in the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, MSU. Designed as an intimate and intensive program, MFA candidates develop a mature body of work in one of five Studio Art disciplines – Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Students are encouraged to develop aesthetic and conceptual awareness, perceptual and creative problem–solving skills, and informed judgment in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection.

Through its many activities including student exhibitions, Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series, and outreach events, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design is a hallmark of engaged and active learning. An incubator of creativity and innovation, the visual arts contribute significantly to the cultural life of our community, inspire a stewardship of our built and natural environment, internationalize our perspective on issues, broaden our framework of understanding, and increase our capacity to think beyond convention.

To best serve its students, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design is in the process of dynamically restructuring and reimagining its MFA program. As a result, we are not admitting new graduate students for the 2018-19 academic year. Please check back with us in 2018 to learn more about our exciting new MFA program.