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Develop your ideas

Graduate students in the School of Art are afforded the opportunity to develop their personal work in a supportive and constructive environment with access to a variety of resources and expert faculty. These students typically take a mix of courses in specific media, art history and seminar-style critiques of works in progress. Assistantships and scholarships are available!

Deepen your skills

Working side by side with instructors in your chosen field of study, you'll receive one-on-one feedback and instruction. Cutting-edge tools and well-equipped facilities help artists like you develop technical skills, while other coursework prepares you for professional careers in the arts.

The Master of Fine Arts is a terminal degree in visual art — the highest achievable degree in this field.

Students pursuing the MFA in studio art choose a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Art Metals/Jewelry
  • Ceramics
  • Graphic Design
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Note: There is a separate program for students interested in earning an MFA in filmmaking.

This is a 60-credit-hour degree that is typically completed in three years, however coursework must be completed within six years.

Apply your Master of Arts in studio art experience

Master of Arts in studio art coursework will apply toward the MFA in studio art. Students who already hold an MA in studio art can expect to complete their MFA in studio art in three semesters.


School of Art
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Physical Address:
Art Building
Room 101

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13001, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962