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Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Refine Your Technique, Explore New Concepts, and Connect with Other Artists

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Why You Should Earn Your MFA in
Visual Arts with NEC

Critical Rigor and Creative Discipline:

Position your work within cultural and critical contexts through the study of contemporary and historical artists and art movements. Establish a consistent, sustainable creative practice.

Work with Practicing Artist Faculty:

Our faculty members are chosen for their professional accomplishments in fine art as well as their academic qualifications. Our MFA program also regularly welcomes visiting artists to discuss their work with students.

Low-Residency Format:

The program includes a two-week summer residency on campus in New Hampshire, regular meetings with advisors, and a virtual winter intensive experience. You will also have access to studio facilities on campus.

Three Concentration Options:

Choose to focus on Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking; Photography and Time-Based Art; or Sculptural Practices, Installation, and Ceramics. 

Small Cohorts:

We limit each MFA intake to 24 students to ensure you can establish meaningful relationships with faculty and classmates. These relationships allow for productive sharing, feedback, and discussion.

MFA in Visual Arts Overview

Our MFA in Visual Arts aims to produce critically aware, professional artists in a variety of media. You will be able to conduct research, create with a high degree of technical skill, and be capable of articulating concepts in your work through scholarly writing.

What You Will Learn

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Graduates of this program will:

Courses and Curriculum

To graduate, you will complete 60 total credits, including 32 credits of studio art courses, 11 credits of electives, at least nine credits of art history courses, and eight credits of thesis completion and exhibition participation.
Core MFA in Visual Arts Courses:
MFV 8010 - Graduate Seminar I
MFV 8020 - Graduate Seminar II
MFV 8030 - Graduate Seminar III
MFV 8510 - Studio Component: Visual Arts I
MFV 8520 - Studio Component: Visual Arts II
MFV 8530 - Studio Component: Visual Arts III
MFV 8540 - Studio Component: Visual Arts IV
MFV 8910 - Elective I
MFV 8920 - Elective II
MFV 8930 - Elective III
MFV 8270 - Professional Practices
MFV 8260 - Thesis Research and Writing
MFV 8940 - Visual Arts Thesis Project
MFV 8950 - Final Residency: Exhibition

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