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Master of Fine Arts

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 60
Entry Terms: Fall and Spring

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA Art) degree program promotes interdisciplinary research and allows artists and designers equal access to the full breadth of fine art and design studios and faculty in the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art. Join an environment of scholarly practice, research, and creative activities where you are charged with surpassing your previous art achievements by evolving a fresh conceptual premise into a body of artwork relevant to today’s contemporary art world.

As a terminal graduate degree in Art, the MFA Art program prepares you to become a leader in visual art, professionally and in higher education. As a graduate of the program, you can pursue higher education teaching or professional art leadership roles. 

Scholarships for Graduate students consist of Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TA2) which include a tuition waiver and stipend.

Each student in the MFA Art program is provided with a spacious studio space on the Statesboro campus.  Our faculty and facilities support painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry & small metals, graphic design, graphic communications management, sculpture, ceramics, animation, and digital fabrication.  Department technology includes; a photography studio with green screens, SLR digital cameras, Mac and PC computer labs, plotters and printers, 3D powder printer in the Arts Building and a plasma cutting table, biometric sawtop table saw, foundry furnace and gas forge, and nine different types of kilns in the Ceramics & Sculpture Building. 

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MFA Virtual Open House and Information Session

Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 10 a.m. (EST)

During your visit, you’ll meet with faculty, staff, and current students and have an opportunity to get all of your questions answered.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Graduate Faculty

Art History / Theory
Tiffanie Townsend
2D Studios

Elsie Hill Howington, Jason Hoelscher, Norton Pease
3D Studios

Jeff P. Garland, Christina Lemon, Marc Moulton
Graphic Design
Jason Murdock, Ed Rushton

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Last updated: 4/11/2022