MFA-Viz Curriculum

The curriculum is divided into prerequisite courses (to be taken as directed on admission; no credit awarded towards the degree), three required core course (12 credits), prescribed electives (17 credits), free electives (11 credits) and professional study research (20 credits) for a total of 60 credits.

Degree Requirements

Category
Semester Credit Hours
Required Courses
12
Prescribed Electives
17
Free Electives
11
Professional Study (Research Studio)
20
TOTAL 
60

 

Required Courses & Research Studio

 
Required Courses
 
VIZA 630
Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar I
4
VIZA 631
Contemporary Art Studio/Seminar II
4
VIZA 680
Professional Practice
4
VIZA 693
Professional Study
20 
 
 
 

 

Prescribed Electives

 
Prescribed Elective Courses
 
 
(one from below)
 
VIZA 654
Digital Image
VIZA 656
Image Synthesis
 
 
 
 
(one from below)
 
VIZA 622
Design Communication I
 4
VIZA 643
Time Based Media I
 4
 
 
 
 
(one from below)
 
VIZA 614
Form, Installation, and Environment
3
VIZA 684
Professional Internship
 
 
 
 
(min. six credit hours from below)
 
VIZA 613
3D Modeling and Animation
4
VIZA 614
Form, Installation, and Environment*
3
VIZA 615
Computer Animation
4
VIZA 616
Rendering and Shading
3
VIZA 617
Advanced Animation
4
VIZA 618
Facial Modeling and Animation
3
VIZA 622
Design Communication I*
4
VIZA 623
Design Communication II
3
VIZA 625
Multi-Media Web Design
3
VIZA 626
Generative Art
3
VIZA 627
Design Communication III
3
VIZA 629
Digital Media Inspiration and Process
3
VIZA 641
Visual Storytelling
3
VIZA 643
Time Based Media I*
4
VIZA 644
Time Based Media II
3
VIZA 647
Color Photography
3
VIZA 654
The Digital Image*
4
VIZA 656
Image Synthesis*
4
VIZA 657
Computer Aided Sculpting
3
VIZA 662
Physical Computing for Art & Design
3
VIZA 665
Digital Compositing
4
 
 
 


*If not taken to fulfill one of the specific divided electives listed above.

 

Free Electives

 
Free Electives
 
 
11 semester credit hours in any graduate level course or undergraduate level course designated as 300-400 level, with approval of advisory committee chair
11
 
 
 

 

Body of Work

The student is expected, in concert with their advisory committee, to identify a conceptual and/or aesthetic basis for their body of work. The student is then expected to develop a significant body of visual work that explores the identified basis.

 

Departmental Requirements for MFA Degree