What will I learn?

The MFA in fine arts studio is a rigorous two-year program comprised of major studio courses, studio electives such as glass, ceramics, film, and photography, theory and research seminars, as well as thesis credits.

The program is committed to collaboration and interdisciplinary approaches both within the four major fine arts areas of study and the entire College of Art and Design. The program's structure allows for personal growth, experimentation, collaboration, and unique, non-discipline specific results to occur in the thesis. Courses are meant to concentrate on creative visual work while also thinking about making and sustaining a dialogue.

Typical Job Titles

  • Fine Artist
  • Studio Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Art Teacher
  • Photographer
  • Gallery Owner/Assistant
  • Art Auctioneer
  • Advertising Director
  • Mural Artist
  • Caricaturist

Which department am I in?

College of Art and Design

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$52,092.00 per year
USD $52,092 is for 12-18 Credit Hours; USD $39,098 for 9 Credit Hours
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Art and Design

55 Lomb Memorial Drive,


New York,

14623, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible to apply for any RIT graduate program you must hold (or be in anticipation of) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.

For international students

Applicants should

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college of fine arts.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

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


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