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Master of Fine Arts in Visualization

The Master of Fine Arts in Visualization is a technology-infused visual arts degree. The MFA program is unique in the state of Texas, and one of only a handful of programs of this kind in the United States.

Students master the use of artistic visual communication and expression through the combined use of digital and analog mediums. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary and encourages development of new technologies and creative applications.

Graduates are equipped with an uncommon balance of artistic insight and technical prowess that sets them apart from their peers. Post-graduate opportunities include university-level faculty positions, self employment as a contemporary artist, and art direction in digital media.

Degree Requirements

Category Credits
Prerequisite Courses* 0
Required Courses 12
Prescribed Electives 17
Free Electives 11
Professional Study 20
Total Coursework 60

*Prerequisite courses are to be taken as directed on admission. They will not count as credits toward the degree. Most students will not be required to take prerequisite courses.

Required Courses & Research Studio

Prescribed Electives

Choose at least six credit hours from the list below:

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

Free Electives

Students are required to complete 11 semester credit hours in any graduate level course or undergraduate level course designated as 300-400 level, with approval of their advisory committee chair.

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