The M.F.A. in Visual Art with a concentration in graphic design is offered at the Davie campus. The graphic design program requires a total of 60 credits of study; it includes the following distribution of credits. The Department of Visual Arts and Art History admits full- and part-time graduate students in the spring and fall of each year.
|Area of Concentration||Credits|
|Graphic Design Studio and Seminar courses||24-32|
|Art Electives (may be in area of concentration)||12|
|History and Theory of Art and Design||12|
|Research Project (Design Thesis and Exhibition)||8|
All candidates accepted into the M.F.A. Graphic Design track are required to form their graduate committee prior to candidacy review. The committee will be composed of the candidate’s major professor (thesis advisor) and two members from the department faculty. An additional member may be from outside the department.
Upon completion of 30 credits, candidates will undergo a candidacy review by their committee to determine appropriate progress in the Graphic Design track. Successful completion of this review is a prerequisite for continuing as a candidate for the degree.
In the last semester of study, the candidate will present a thesis exhibition. The exhibition will be curated by the M.F.A. candidate and members of the candidate’s committee. The M.F.A. candidate is required to produce written documentation of research, including a detailed explanation of the thesis exhibition. Copies of thesis documentation must be presented to the committee no less than three weeks prior to the thesis exhibition. An oral examination, focusing on the candidate’s work, will take place directly following the presentation of thesis exhibition. Successful completion of this examination is required for awarding of degree.
The Department of Visual Arts and Art History reserves the right to select work from thesis exhibitions for its permanent collection.