Art Portfolio Review Days
Prospective students are invited for portfolio review and tour of our fine arts studios and facilities twice annually.
Upcoming Dates: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Saturday, February 27, 2016
This intensive yet flexible 60-credit program offers advanced art students the opportunity to further their creative development and pursue a graduate degree in a two- or three-year plan of study. Within the M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design degree program, students select a concentration in painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography or computer graphics and are mentored by student-selected faculty teams.
In addition to taking courses in art history and aesthetics, students work closely with faculty to prepare a thesis project in their area of concentration. Through "Seminars in Contemporary Issues," current exhibitions, artists' writings, theory and criticism, students and faculty make full use of the University's unique position near the vast resources of New York City's museums, galleries and alternative spaces.
The beautiful LIU Post Campus, with its 307 acres of lush lawns, gardens and historic mansions, is an inspirational setting for creative endeavors. The professionally equipped studios and facilities are first-rate and include the Hillwood Art Museum, the Hutchins Gallery, the Student Art League Gallery, the Ceramics Center and the Sculpture Building. The program provides abundant opportunities for networking with potential employers in the city-wide art scene.
A Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts and Design can lead to a rewarding career as an art conservator, art educator, art teacher, background artist for TV and film, book jacket designer, ceramist, children's book illustrator, cinematographer, commercial photographer, designer, faux finish specialist, film animator, fine artist, gallery assistant, gallery director, graphic designer, greeting card designer, magazine art director, magazine photographer, master printer, picture framer, police/court artist, photo journalist, photo researcher, photo retoucher, photo stylist, photographer, retail store art director, sculptor, sign painter, silkscreen artist, technical illustrator, typographer, wall covering designer, window display designer, or web site designer.
Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts must meet the following requirements for admission.
Send application materials, with the exception of the portfolio, to:
Admissions Processing Center
Randolph, MA 02368-0805
The portfolio should be mailed to:
Art Department Graduate Studies Office
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
(Please indicate degree applying for on portfolio)
The Department of Art offers Graduate and Academic Assistantships. Apply when you submit your portfolio to the Department of Art Graduate Studies Office. Please complete a Graduate Assistantship Application, which is available from the graduate art advisor. Two letters of recommendation are required.
|Masters in Fine Arts and Design|
|Required Fine Arts Studio courses|
|One of the following sequences: (2-year plan) 27 credits|
|STSP 601||Studio Specialization and Research I||9.00|
|STSP 602||Studio Specialization and Research II||9.00|
|STSP 603||Studio Specialization and Research III||9.00|
|Or (3-year plan) 27 credits|
|STSP 601A||Studio Specialization and Research I||6.00|
|STSP 601B||Studio Specialization and Research II||6.00|
|STSP 602A||Studio Specialization and Research III||3.00|
|STSP 602B||Studio Specialization and Research IV||6.00|
|STSP 603A||Studio Specialization and Research V||6.00|
|Required Fine Arts Seminar courses (9 credits)|
|SEM 600A||MFA Seminar||3.00|
|SEM 600B||MFA Seminar||3.00|
|SEM 600C||MFA Seminar||3.00|
|Required Related Art & Art History courses 3 credits)|
|ART 550||Art Criticism for Artists||3.00|
|ART 503||Creative Concepts||3.00|
|Required Related Art & Art History courses (3 credits)|
|ART 642||New Media in Art||3.00|
|ART 517||Design I||3.00|
|Four of the following courses: (12 credits)|
|ART 581||Art History Colloquium||3.00|
|ART 585||Art History Independent Study||3.00|
|ART 671||History of Contemporary Art||3.00|
|ART 672||Problems in Contemporary Art||3.00|
|ART 679||History Of Photography||3.00|
|ART 680||Concepts and Issues in Contemporary Photography||3.00|
|Required Thesis course (6 credits)|
|FTHE 708||Fine Art Thesis||6.00|
College of Arts, Communications & Design
Christine Kerr, Ph.D.
Acting Dean and Professor
Moreen Mitchell, J.D.