Master of Fine Arts


The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a two-year studio program with specialization in the areas of two-dimensional studies (painting, drawing, printmaking), three-dimensional studies (sculpture, ceramics), and media studies (photography, electronic art). The primary goal of graduate education in the visual arts is professional excellence and interdisciplinary work is supported. 30 graduate students on average are enrolled.

The program is housed in excellent facilities which include; individual studios for graduate students and studios for etching, lithography, relief printing, silkscreen, metal fabrication, ceramics, metal casting, sculpture, digital printing, darkroom work, electronic art and video, wood working, rapid prototyping, and figure drawing and modeling. Three galleries are connected to the school and college, and these showcase student work, thesis work, faculty work, and visiting artist work.

Scholarships, graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, travel fellowships and research grants are available. The School of Art sustains an active visiting artist program and offers additional programs/courses in professional practice, art history, art education, theory and museum studies. Cincinnati's dynamic art community and institutions such as the Contemporary Art Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum offer many other resources and opportunities for students.


Check out the UC MFA Website.

Are you a current or former School of Art student wanting to connect with classmates? Search for the group DAAP MFA on Facebook.

Master of Fine Arts

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UC MFA Website


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