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  • The Master of Fine Arts degree is awarded for completion of 60 credits. A maximum of six credits of graduate-level liberal arts coursework can be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

    The curriculum chart below reflects the typical course of study in this program. To view curriculum adjustments for the exceptional 2020-2021 academic year, click here.

  • First Year Fall
    PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits (includes PGFA 5020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series) 3
    PGFA 5050/5051 Graduate Core: Group Critique 3
    PGFA 5127 Professional Practice 1 3
    PGFA 5150 Critical Thinking 1 3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    First Year Spring
    PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits (includes PGFA 5020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series) 3
    PGFA 5050/5051 Graduate Core: Group Critique 3
    PGFA 5151 Critical Thinking 2 3
    6
    Subtotal 15
    Second Year Fall
    PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits (includes PGFA 5020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series) 3
    PGFA 5050/5051 Graduate Core: Group Critique 3
    PGFA 5140 Thesis Research & Writing 1 3
    PGFA 5128 Professional Practice 2 3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Second Year Spring
    PGFA 5000 Graduate Core: Studio Visits (includes PGFA 5020 Visiting Artist Lecture Series) 3
    PGFA 5050/5051 Graduate Core: Group Critique 3
    PGFA 5145 Thesis Research & Writing 2 3
    PGFA 5146 Thesis Exhibition 3
    3
    Subtotal 15
    Total Credits
    60

    Graduate Minors

    Students can use elective courses toward completing one of the university’s graduate minors. These structured pathways of study immerse master's and doctoral students in disciplines outside their primary field and expose them to alternative modes of research and practice. Completed graduate minors are officially recorded on students' transcript.

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To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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