HOW TO APPLY

The MFA Program is highly competitive and accepts a limited number of students each year. The Faculty meets as a group to view portfolios, assess compatibility and look for achievements within the artists’ field of work.

All materials must be electronically submitted by Feb. 1st for full consideration:

Application:  The application is available online for a non-refundable application fee of $60 please go to the Graduate School site.   The School of Art no longer accepts paper applications, only the electronic version.

The Master of Fine Arts is a project based, non-media specific curriculum that focuses on individual artistic development and creative leadership. The program brings together talented individuals from a variety of different media building a community that fosters exploration, professionalism and creative success.

Each semester students develop, propose and execute projects; the development and iteration of these projects is a creative act in itself and a core concept of the program. The goal is twofold, to center the graduate experience in the conceptual and production processes of sophisticated art making, and to graduate individuals who are capable of successfully developing, organizing and executing complex artistic/entrepreneurial endeavors.  Projects based in all traditional fine art media along with environmental art, new media and installation can be accommodated.

The School of Art offers state of the art facilities for intensive graduate study. The 6000 square ft. Melvin Graduate Studios provides spacious light-filled studios with mountain views and a large gallery for student exhibitions. With a working kitchen, and 12 semi-private studios, you will feel right at home.  Students have the space to work on large wall works or enjoy the ample floor space for 3-D art making. There is a tool room with band saws, a table saw and a drill press. With a private electric salt kiln, ceramicists are free from the sharing of mass kiln firings. The Graduate Art Studio also provides Wi-Fi Internet access.

Graduate Students

Sam Gathje | BA - Luther College| 3rd Year

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Click here to view his work: Sam Gathje

Cristina Marian | BA - National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania | 3rd Year

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Alayna Rasile | BA - University of Oregon| 3rd Year

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Alex Botelho | BA - University of Alaska Southeast |2nd year

 
Handmade ceramic bowlsHand-made vase and cupHand-made mugsUntitled Alex Botelho's stampHand-made ceramic plate

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Laurel McKay | BA - Humbolt State University | 2nd year

 
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Casey Figueroa | BA - Univeristy of Massachusetts at Dartmouth | 2nd year

 
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 Angela Yonke | BFA and BA - Western Michigan University | 1st year 

 
Mixed Media Mamma: Healing PortraitJennifer, Burnt Dream Series Rat Trap Clay ClubMixed Media Hands & Gesture

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 Thomas Pomarico | BA - Universtiy of Michigan-Ann Arbor | 1st year

Blue Spirit (2017)--Thomas Pomarico Horse Face (2017)--Thomas Pomarico Zach (2018)--Thomas Pomarico Self Portrait (2018)Greenbush Brewery (2016)--Thomas Pomarico Short's Brewery (2016)--Thomas Pomarico

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 William Lopez | BA - Black Hills State University | 1st year

Ceramic piece (2018)--William LopezTeaset piece (2017)--William LopezLast Chance (2017) --William LopezCeramic piece (2018)--William Lopez Ceramic piece (2018)--William Lopez

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 Heather Schroeder | BA - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay | 1st year 

Rehab pt. II and Segments of Dependence--Heather SchroederRehab pt. II--Heather Schroeder Rehab pt. I--Heather Schroeder Colors of Abuse--Heather Schroeder Things People I Love Have Said to Me--Heather Schroeder

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Assessment Report of MFA Program 2016Graduate Assessment FormMFA Handbook  |