Working closely with this community allows for feedback and creative engagement that foster the highest level of creative growth. Most students in the MFA program in painting are given first-hand experience teaching at the University level. This provides them with the skills needed to apply for teaching positions in academia.
As a terminal degree in the field, our graduates leave with a sense of direction for their practice and all the skills necessary to thrive in professional art fields.
Graduate students in the Painting area have generously sized, semi-private studio spaces. In addition to the studios, graduate students have access to much of the department's state-of-the-art facilities, including several exhibition galleries, a Digital Fabrication Lab, a well-equipped woodshop, & two computer labs. K102A Office, a gallery founded by painting professor Aitor Lajarin-Encina, is also housed in the painting area.
Interested in our MFA program?
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Graduate Advisor for the concentration of their interest for more information or to schedule a tour about our MFA Program.