Sep 24, 2023
Master of Fine Arts in Art
The Master of Fine Arts in Art features a rigorous studio program for the serious, responsible and talented student. The curriculum and faculty challenge students to focus on the goal of becoming professional artists.
The M.F.A. program provides in-depth study within an approved study plan in the following areas of concentration: ceramics; crafts (including jewelry/metalsmithing and woodworking); creative photography and experimental media; drawing and painting (including printmaking); exhibition design; glass; graphic design; illustration; and sculpture.
Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information. In addition, applicants must meet the following:
- Earned a baccalaureate degree in art with the same concentration as the graduate degree objective from an accredited institution, or 24 upper-division units in art, 18 of which must be in the concentration completed with a “B” (3.0) or better in all courses. Applicants are advised that most upper-division courses require lower-division prerequisites.
- Pass the semiannual comprehensive portfolio review. For procedures, dates and appointment times, contact the Art Department: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the student’s portfolio is not adequate, the applicant may still be recommended for conditionally classified standing by the faculty comprehensive review committee. However, the comprehensive portfolio review must be repeated.
- Form a graduate committee.
Conditionally classified standing
Conditionally classified students may enroll in graduate courses with the exception of ART 500A , ART 500B, ART 511 , ART 512 , ART 597 and ART 598 . The comprehensive portfolio review must be repeated and passed to be recommended for classification.
The Art Department also has a supplemental application process. See fullerton.edu/arts/art for further information.
The study plan requires approval by the student’s graduate committee. All courses must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better. All courses in the concentration must be completeted with a “B” (3.0) or better. The degree must be completed with a 3.0 (B) GPA or higher.
Culminating Experience (9 units)
For further information, consult with the graduate program adviser and refer to the Culminating Experience section of this catalog.
* 6 units required
** 3 units required
Art History Electives (9 units)
A minimum of 3 units must be 500-level.
Studio Art Electives (12 units)
A minimum of 9 units must be 500-level.
Crafts (including Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Woodworking) Concentration (24 units)
The Crafts (including Jewelry/Metalsmithing and Woodworking) concentration prepares students to be professional artists and/or educators in their field of study. The program explores media-based research that is both visually rich and focuses on developing students as individual artists, as well as developing their abilities to communicate visually, verbally and in written form.
400-/500-Level Requirements (9 units)
500-Level Requirements (15 units)
Art M.A and M.F.A. Concentration Electives
400- and 500-level courses that may be used in any M.A. and M.F.A. concentration.