Fine Arts, MFA
The two-year Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of studio artists. Through studio work, seminar courses, international residency opportunities, and interactions with vital working artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster critical awareness and independent methods of artistic research. Students extend their conceptual strategies while inventing and then refining their own hybridized forms of art-making methods. The program encourages exploration, extending studies into other disciplines within the Weitzman School of Design and the University at large through a rich selection of outside electives and optional certificate and dual-degree programs.
A total of 19 course units are required for graduation.
|FNAR 5010||Graduate Studio I||2|
|FNAR 5020||Graduate Studio II||2|
|FNAR 6010||Graduate Studio III||2|
|FNAR 6020||Graduate Studio IV||2|
|FNAR 7010||Graduate Critique I||1|
|FNAR 7020||Graduate Critique II||1|
|FNAR 7030||Graduate Critique III||1|
|FNAR 7040||Graduate Critique IV||1|
|FNAR 8010/8030||Critical Issues in Contemporary Art||1|
|FNAR 8020/8040||Critical Issues in Contemporary Art||1|
|Select 3 FNAR electives 1||3|
|Select 2 General Electives||2|
|Total Course Units||19|
With permission of the Department Chair, a student may substitute up to 3 FNAR elective requirements with general (outside) electives.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.