January 20, 2016 by: Dom
MFA Application Deadline: February 1st, 2016
The UB DEPARTMENT OF ART MFA is a full-time, two-year 60-credit art and design program that promotes freedom of creative inquiry and production. Research that redefines parameters and confronts contemporary issues is encouraged. Unique abilities and potential are developed in a community of students and faculty engaged in intensive discourse, investigation, and production of challenging new work. Critical interactions with resident faculty, visiting artists, designers and critics form the core of graduate level involvement. MFA students each work with three graduate faculty who serve on their Thesis Advisory Committee. Individually and collectively, the members of this committee are responsible for critical analysis of the student’s progress. The degree culminates in an MFA thesis exhibition or alternative public presentation, a written thesis research paper, and an oral defense. Other requirements include seminars, courses in critical theory, art history and academic electives. The program is rigorous, requiring a serious work ethic and the ability to chart a course of personal development.