UT Tyler

Graduate Studies

Master of Fine Arts Degree (Studio Arts)

Program Mission

The MFA in Studio Art provides the means for candidates to develop as contemporary visual artists. Through a conservatory approach, candidates acquire the skills necessary to create sophisticated aesthetic statements, master technical and formal interests, practice professional behaviors, and mature their understanding of form and content. Explorations in critical analysis, research methods, and contemporary theory are linked by extensive considerations of innovative problem solving. The MFA program provides the context in which students join elements into a holistic philosophical, aesthetic and practical knowledge of the discipline.


Courses of study include extensive critical analysis, research into contemporary art theory, innovative problem solving, aesthetics, and an exploration of the artist's role and interface with contemporary society.

MFA Program Marketable Skills and Career Guide 

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