The MFA program incorporates active studio practice coupled with rigorous intellectual inquiry...

Graduate

Designed as an intimate and intensive program, MFA students are provided ample studio space to develop a mature body of work in one of five studio-art disciplines – ceramics, graphic design, painting, printmaking, or sculpture.

 

Study incorporates active studio practice coupled with rigorous intellectual inquiry though independent study, self-motivated research, and engagement in multi-disciplinary MFA seminars with fellow graduate students. Further enriched by the Visiting Artist/Scholar Program, students are challenged to study theory, philosophy, and practices that will enhance their artistic growth.

 

For more information on graduate studies at Michigan State University contact artgrad@msu.edu.

 

2012 MFA ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION FESTIVITIES

Each fall students enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts degree program mount an exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design Gallery 101 and Gallery 114 to kick-off the academic year.  

 

 

 

 

2012 MFA ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION

A group show featuring the work of students in the Master of Fine Arts degree program studying ceramics, graphic design, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.  

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:  PETER LUSCH

An integral part of the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program, second year MFA Graphic Design student Peter Lusch features his creative research in a solo exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design galleries.

  

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:  JEFFERSON KIELWAGEN

An integral part of the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program, second year MFA Sculpture student Jefferson Kielwagen features his creative research in a solo exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design galleries.


 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:  ELISE TOUPS

An integral part of the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program, second year MFA Painting student Elise Toups features her creative research in a solo exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design galleries.


 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:  BAHAREH KARAMIFAR

An integral part of the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program, second year MFA Painting student Bahareh Karamifar features her creative research in a solo exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design galleries.

 

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:  WADE MACDONALD

An integral part of the three-year Master of Fine Arts degree program, second year MFA Ceramics student Wade MacDonald features his creative research in a solo exhibition in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design galleries.


 

 

Drawing Marathon + After Draw Feature

Held annually, the Department of Art, Art History, and Design invites students and community members to participate in a day of drawing activities. The 2011 Drawing Marathon extended with an After Draw event at (SCENE) Metrospace gallery in East Lansing that included art performances from students in the Department of Theater at MSU.





2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition Feature:  Yareth Fernandez

Third year MFA Degree Candidate in Painting discusses her thesis work.






2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition Feature:  April Matthews

Third year MFA Degree Candidate in Painting Adiscusses her thesis work.






2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition Feature:  Tomo Kobayshi

Third year MFA Degree Candidate in Ceramics  discusses her thesis work.






2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition Feature:  Jacob Varty

Third year MFA Degree Candidate in Printmaking discusses his thesis work.





2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition Feature:  John Anthony

Third year MFA Degree Candidate in Painting discusses his thesis work.





2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition Highlights

 Third year MFA Degree Candidates feature their creative research in the Kresge Art Musuem.