Low-Res MFA Degree Requirements

Master of Fine Arts
Low Residency 2D program at Fine Arts Work Center In Provincetown.

Credits

Year 1

Fall 1

 FA2D 651  Major Studio*  3.5
 GRAD 651  Graduate Seminar*  1.5
 FA2D 692  Independent Study w/ Mentor (Part 1)  2
 HART 681  Art After Modernism  3
     10


Spring 1

 FA2D 694  Independent Study w/ Mentor (Part 2)  4
 HART 682  Artists' Writings  3
     7


Year 2

Summer 2

 FA2D 652  Major Studio II*  3.5
 GRAD 652  Graduate Seminar II*  1.5
 FA2D 699  Studio Elective OR Independent Study w/ Mentor  3
   Art History Elective  3
     11


Fall 2

 FA2D 653  Major Studio III*  3.5
 GRAD 653  Graduate Seminar III*  1.5
 HART 683  Benchmark Online  3
 FA2D 672/673  Thesis Preparation I w/ Mentor (Part 1)**  2 or 3
     10 or 11


Spring 2

 HART 684  Topics in Modernism  3
 FA2D 674/676  Thesis Preparation I w/ Mentor (Part 2)**  4 or 6
   Studio Elective**  3 or 0
     10 or 9


Year 3

Summer 3

 FA2D 654  Major Studio IV*  3.5
 GRAD 654  Graduate Seminar IV*  1.5
 HART 691  Thesis Document I  3
 FA2D 664  Thesis Preparation II w/ Mentor  3
     11


Fall 3

 FA2D 666  Thesis Defense*  1
     
   Program Credits  60

 

*Indicates a residency session course in Provincetown.

**In Fall and Spring of Year 2, students may take Thesis Preparation Parts 1 and 2 for a combined total of 9 credits, or they may take Thesis Preparation Parts 1 and 2 for a combined total of 6 credits and also take a 3-credit studio elective so that studio credits total 9.  Thesis Preparation I w/ Mentor course numbers and credits:  FA2D 672 (2 credits); FA2D 673 (3 credits); FA2D 674 (4 credits); FA2D 676 (6 credits).  Request approval for optional Spring studio elective while preparing prior Fall term course registration.