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Master of Fine Arts - Arts

USA

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What will I learn?

The three-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) – Art is studio-based and research-focused with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, community engagement, and professional development. Each MFA student is provided with individual studio space. Graduate Assistantships in teaching, research, and professional development professionally advance students who have rare opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research, contribute to the development of curriculum, manage studios and shops, and work alongside community members, local organizations, and other departments on campus. As the culmination of the program, each MFA candidate produces a public graduation thesis project.

Through academic and public programming, the Department of Art collaborates with UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, a network of campus galleries, and the College of Fine Arts which boldly launches visionaries not only in art and design, but also in dance, film, theater, set design, entertainment design, music, architecture, and related disciplines. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with a diverse art/art history faculty whose work engages a variety of media, including site-based installation, sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, performance, intermedia, graphic design, and digital art. The department regularly presents visiting speakers and hosts artists-in-residence. Engagement with faculty, peers and the Las Vegas cultural community creates an experience-rich environment that guides MFA candidates in their exploration of creative research activities.

Department of Art MFA – Art alumni exhibit and publish their work regionally, nationally and internationally, and contribute to their communities and the field of contemporary art as artists, designers, writers, educators, creative directors, administrators, arts advocates and cultural producers.

Available Options

Post-Bachelor’s Track

Post-M.A. Track

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, student work will:

Demonstrate mastery in the processes that encompass chosen areas of concentration.
Identify and articulate the ethics, motivations, and influences guiding artistic practice through presentation, group critique, writing, and discourse.
Demonstrate a critical awareness of work within a broad and diverse context of contemporary culture, art, design, history and theory.
Publicly exhibit completed works in galleries or other cultural venues.
Demonstrate critical and analytical thinking skills through the development of images, research, and artist statements and the professional presentation of those materials.
Articulate a critical awareness of the roles of the artist in society and the impact of art within communities and economies.

Career Possibilities

It is expected that the thesis work establishes a serious and independent foundation and makes an original contribution to the field of art. The UNLV/MFA in studio art is interested in developing individuals who have the potential of sustaining themselves subjectively through their creative work and ideas. This creative work may manifest itself not only through exhibiting work in galleries and museums but also in related fields as: curatorial positions in galleries/museums, design institutions, architectural firm s contributing to city/environmental activities and film industries.

Which department am I in?

College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
US$24,050.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 August 2023

Venue

College of Fine Arts

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.,

LAS VEGAS,

Nevada,

89154, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent. Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

For international students

Bachelor’s Degree – You must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, or an approved international equivalent.

Grade Point Average – You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum score: 6.5; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (Paper-based) Minimum score: 74; (Computer-based) Minimum score: 213; (Internet-based) Minimum score: 80. Michigan Test of English Language Placement (MTELP) - Minimum score: 85; Pearson Test of English (PTE)- Minimum score: 65.

Application Deadline: Feb 1 for fall semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Nevada

UNLV provides excellent teaching quality and the diverse modern methods it uses ensure students are at the cutting-edge of their chosen field.

  • Wide selection of study programs including unique options
  • Most diverse school in the U.S (2022 U.S. News & World Report)
  • Thriving campus life amongst the lively Las Vegas atmosphere
  • R1 top tier award from Carnegie for research-related learning

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