Master of Fine Arts


The Master of Fine Arts degree is the terminal graduate degree in studio art. Graduate students in the M.F.A. program are charged with surpassing their previous art achievements by evolving a fresh conceptual premise into a body of artwork relevant to today’s contemporary art world. M.F.A. candidates achieve new heights as a studio artist through coursework that challenges them to advance their conceptual, historical, theoretical, and practical knowledge.

Concentration in Graphic Design

Concentration in Studio Art

Program Contact Information:
Derek G. Larson, MFA Yale University
Associate Professor, Department of Art
Email: dlarson@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-0595

Degree Hours in Program of Study
M.F.A 60

 

Regular Admission Requirements
1. Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association.
2. Satisfactory Completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate studio arts courses and an additional minimum of 9 semester hours of art history.
3. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work.
4. In addition to application materials required by the College of Graduate Studies, prospective students are required to submit a creative portfolio for consideration by the admissions committee in the Department of Art
5. Portfolio – submitted through online application*:

  • Letter of Interest which includes a Statement of Intent describing purpose of entering full-time graduate studio art program and ultimate goal(s) as an artist.
  • 20 to 30 images of current artwork representing a mature, post-baccalaureate, body of work. Submit images on printed tear sheets, minimum 4×6 each; including proper identification of title, media, year, size AND on cd/dvd in 300 dpi jpeg format.
  • Artist’s Statement highlighting body of work presented in portfolio.
  • Three (3) letters of reference identifying your studio practices and ability to pursue coursework of an advanced critical and theoretical nature.
  • Curriculum Vitae

*If the portfolio file is too large to submit through the online application system a hard-copy portfolio will need to be mailed the the MFA Graduate Program Director

Art, M.F.A. Admissions Deadlines
Fall Spring Summer
Priority Deadline  March 1  October 1
Final Deadline July 31 November 15 Does Not Admit

Last updated: 5/18/2017

Office of Graduate Admissions • PO Box 8113 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5384 • gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu