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 501||Graduate Studio I||2|
|FNAR 502||Graduate Studio II||2|
|FNAR 601||Graduate Studio I||2|
|FNAR 602||Graduate Studio II||2|
|FNAR 701||Graduate Critique I||1|
|FNAR 702||Graduate Critique II||1|
|FNAR 703||Graduate Critique III||1|
|FNAR 704||Graduate Critique IV||1|
|FNAR 801/803||Critical Issues in Contemporary Art||1|
|FNAR 802/804||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 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.