The University of Arkansas School of Art’s Studio Art MFA program combines contemporary critical engagement with technical proficiency designed to support a variety of approaches to artmaking.
All students in the MFA Studio Art program are fully supported. We provide full assistantships to all of our graduate students, including full-tuition waivers and $15,000 stipends annually for all three years of study. Also, every student receives an additional $4,000 fellowship per year.
Students enter the program through one of 6 media areas (ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture) and work closely with faculty and graduate students from those areas while in the program. Though it is expected students have a strong background in their chosen medium, they are encouraged to work across disciplines and across media. The curriculum is designed to support a variety of approaches to artmaking, coupled with rigorous theoretical inquiry, research, and social awareness.
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