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