College of Art

Heather Corcoran, director of the College of Art, leads a studio critique with Francesca Maida. Photo by James Byard.

The Graduate School of Art offers two Master of Fine Arts programs. The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, a two-year intensive program, empowers students to expand their creative and intellectual reach and to engage in the discourses that shape contemporary art. The Master of Fine Arts in Illustration & Visual Culture, launching in fall 2019, explores the idea of illustration authorship by combining studio practice in illustration with curatorial training in visual and material culture.

The College of Art offers two undergraduate degree programs designed to help students become independent makers with diverse and individualized studio practices. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) prepares students for a professional career in art or design with supplemental coursework from across the university and a studio capstone program. The Bachelor of Arts (BA) gives students the chance to develop a studio practice in relationship to study in one or more other fields from across the campus. The BA has approximately half the studio credits of the BFA.