M.F.A. degree program in art
HEGIS code 1002
NYS SED program code 02016

M.F.A. degree program in art - full information and requirements

Students choose as an area of concentration one of the following subject areas: Drawing and painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, or digital art. They also take courses in other areas of concentration and in art history. Periodically, their work is formally reviewed by the full studio faculty who also visit their studios individually for informal critiques.

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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must offer at least 36 credits in studio art and art history courses including a well-balanced distribution of credits in two-dimensional and three-dimensional art acceptable to the Art Department.

Applicants must submit directly to the Art Department a selection of work emphasizing their intended area of concentration before February 1 for Fall admission. The work should be submitted through the program's Web site, http://artmfa.brooklyn.cuny.edu, following the instructions on the Web site.

Applicants must also submit a completed application to the Brooklyn College Division of Graduate Studies. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission" of the Graduate Bulletin.

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Degree requirements
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Forty-eight credits are required for the degree.

Students must complete Art 7210X, 7220X, 7910X, 7920X, 7940G, 7950G, and 7951G. Art 7940G, 7950G, and 7951G must be taken in sequence, usually beginning in the first semester of matriculation.

Students must also complete 18 additional credits in studio art courses, internship, independent study electives, or other electives outside the department.

Students must also complete nine additional credits in art history courses. Art 7198G may be repeated for credit.

Independent creative work developed in Art 7940G, 7950G, and 7951G must culminate in a final exhibition with accompanying artist's statement about the work.

Courses in the Art Department offered toward the degree must be 7000-level courses.

The program of study must be approved by the deputy chairperson for graduate studio art.

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Charles G. Shaw Awards
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For distinction in painting, the Art Department grants awards each term to a number of graduate students matriculated in the M.F.A. program.