MASTER OF FINE ARTS Graduate Degree
The Master of Fine Arts degree is the terminal graduate degree in studio art. Graduate students in the BFSDoArt MFA 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. MFA candidates achieve new heights as a studio artist through coursework that challenges them to advance their historical, theoretical and practical knowledge.
In the supportive climate of an artistic community, graduate students from around the world co-exist in spacious graduate studios. A number of graduate assistantships are available to provide students with valuable professional experience and financial support.
Our 2D and 3D Studio MFA degree programs guide graduate students towards competence in a specific media, while acknowledging that in contemporary art the boundaries of various disciplines often consciously cross when relevant to student conceptual and production goals. MFA Emphasis Areas include Graphic Design or 2D: Drawing; Painting; and Print, Paper & Book Arts or 3D: Ceramics; Jewelry & Metalsmithing; and Sculpture. Relevant issues are addressed in the MFA Seminars of: Professional Practices for the Studio Artist, Art Theory and Criticism, Critical Readings in Contemporary Art.
Recognizing that the MFA graduate promises to be the next generation of the professoriate, the degree program also offers an optional pedagogical practicum, Pedagogical Practices for the Artist in Academia that prepares the MFA graduate as a faculty member in higher education.
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How to APPLY
Interested applicants must complete the on-line application for graduate admission and submit statement of intent, artist's statement, letters of reference, curriculum vita, transcripts, and application fee to COGS by the appropriate application deadline identified on http://cogs.georgiasouthern.edu. International applicants must include an I-20/DS-2019 Request Form, bank statement, TOEFL test scores and Certificate of Immunization. Apply online today!
Additionally, a quality portfolio of current artwork (i.e., slides or CD with printed reproductions of digital images) is submitted directly to the BFSDoA Graduate Director for review. For more information, to schedule a tour of the department, contact the BFSDoA Graduate Director on (912) 478-5358.