Students enroll in three courses a semester.

Required courses include:

  1. One semester: FA 116a Studio Seminar - this course introduces students to crucial facets of a successful studio practice that happen concurrently, and in dialogue with art making. Writing, reading, communication, and professional practices will be explored as ways of bolstering students' understanding of their own studio practice within the wider history of art and particularly within the context of contemporary art. Usually offered every year in the Fall.
  2. Two semesters: FA 110 Senior Studio - this course is heuristic in nature and is scheduled time for students to be in their studios with access to the two senior studio faculty for questions during class time. Students are encouraged to explore their practice and the materials they are using.

In consultation with faculty, students may choose any course in the department, or in the university for elective credit. Potential electives include:

Length of Residency

There is a minimum one-year residency requirement. On completing the first year, students can apply for a second year in the program. Upon completion of a one or two-year residency, students will receive a transcript of all course work.