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M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design

M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Design studentThis 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.

Career Opportunities

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.