MFA in Art
The MFA is the recognized terminal degree for creative artists. It is a 60 credit full-time program with rigorous reviews, culminating in the graduate student’s solo exhibit. The MFA in art, is dedicated to generating artists with significant skills and understandings that can influence the discipline. In alignment with current trends in art, the program accommodates and nurtures students working in any medium or discipline, including but not limited to: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Video, Performance, Installation, Digital and New Media.
From a letter we send to students:
We are convinced that our program will challenge you, develop your skills, broaden your philosophical insight, cultivate your personal viewpoint, and increase your art-making potential.
The program at Brigham Young University benefits from the wealth of a well-rounded, spiritual approach to learning. We have excellent physical facilities in each of the areas of study. The geographic isolation of Provo, Utah, located in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, is a pleasant experience, and is complemented by a world class museum on campus, which has a steady stream of national and international exhibitions. An active departmental agenda of national and international travel further compliments the small town profile of Provo.
Application materials include the following: MFA Handbook
MA in Art Education
The MA in Art Education is a cohort program intended for teachers who desire graduate study in curriculum development and additional content and skills in the disciplines of a comprehensive art program. A masters degree prepares students to pursue a PhD or EdD in art education if that is their intention. The MA in art education can also contribute to K-12 licensure requirements for graduate students who are interested in teaching art. In addition to reviewing research literature in art education, this program has a rigorous studio practice component designed to integrate teaching and artistic practice. It is a four-semester, two-summer term, 36-hour program designed for practicing art educators as an alternative to a full-time residency on campus program. Most classes meet on Friday evenings or Saturdays to accommodate professionals working in schools.
BYU Department of Art
Provo, Utah 84602
Academic Advisor for Pre-Majors
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