MFA Course Requirements

 

 
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General Requirements for the MFA Degree

60 units total, at least 50% must be taken in Graduate Level classes (class level 200 & above). The remainder may be taken in Upper Division (100-199) classes.

24 units maximum in credit-no credit courses (non-letter grade). No credit will be given to classes with a grade lower than a "C".

NOTE: a minumum of 48 units must be taken while in residency status.


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MFA Digital Media
Course Requirements

Graduate Competency in Writing
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.


Requirements of the Masters   60

Graduate Seminars and Critiques in Area of Concentration        6  
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
Choose one of the following:    
ART 210. Seminar in Digital Media Art    
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
     
Graduate Tutorials in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 220. Tutorials in Digital Media Art    
     
Seminars 6  
ART 282A. Seminar in the Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art    
ART 282B. Seminar in Contemporary Art    
     
Additional Course 3  
Choose one of the following:    
ART 174A. Museum and Gallery Operations    
ART 276. Artists Teaching Art    
     
Upper Division Art History 6   
     
Professional Writing Course 3  
ART 200W. Professional Writing in Contemporary Art    
     
Electives 24  
     
Special Study 3  
ART 298A. MFA Special Study    
     
Culminating Experience 3  
ART 298B. MFA Project    

Total Units:   60

 


MFA Photography
Course Requirements

Graduate Competency in Writing
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.


Requirements of the Masters   60

Graduate Seminars and Critiques in Area of Concentration 18  
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
Complete five course from:    
ART 208. Graduate Photography Critique    
     
Graduate Tutorials in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 222. Tutorials in Photography    
     
Seminars 6  
ART 282A. Seminar in the Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art    
ART 282B. Seminar in Contemporary Art    
     
Additional Course 3  
Complete one course from:    
ART 174A. Museum and Gallery Operations    
ART 276. Artists Teaching Art    
     
Upper Division Art History 6  
Professional Writing Course 3  
ART 200W. Professional Writing in Contemporary Art    
     
Electives 12  
     
Special Study 3  
ART 298A. MFA Special Study    
     
Culminating Experience 3  
ART 298B. MFA Project    

Total Units:   60

 


MFA Pictorial Art
Course Requirements


Graduate Competency in Writing
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.


Requirements of the Masters   60

Graduate Seminars and Critiques in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
Complete one course from:    
ART 204. Seminar in Pictorial Arts    
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
     
Graduate Tutorials in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 217. Tutorials in Pictorial Arts    
     
Seminars 6  
ART 282A. Seminar in the Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art           
ART 282B. Seminar in Contemporary Art    
     
Additional Course 3  
Complete one course from:    
ART 174A. Museum and Gallery Operations    
ART 276. Artists Teaching Art    
     
Upper Division Art History 6  
Professional Writing Course 3  
ART 200W. Professional Writing in Contemporary Art    
     
Electives 24  
     
Special Study 3  
ART 298A. MFA Special Study    
     
Culminating Experience 3  
ART 298B. MFA Project    

Total Units:   60



MFA Spatial Art
Course Requirements


Graduate Competency in Writing                                                                              
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.


Requirements of the Masters   60

Graduate Seminars and Critiques in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
Complete one course from:    
ART 202. Seminar in Spatial Arts    
ART 281. Interdisciplinary Critique Seminar    
     
Graduate Tutorials in Area of Concentration 6  
ART 219. Tutorials in Spatial Arts    
     
Seminars 6  
ART 282A. Seminar in the Theory and Criticism of Contemporary Art           
ART 282B. Seminar in Contemporary Art    
     
Additional Course 3  
Complete one course from:    
ART 174A. Museum and Gallery Operations    
ART 276. Artists Teaching Art    
     
Upper Division Art History 6  
     
Professional Writing Course 3  
ART 200W. Professional Writing in Contemporary Art    
     
Electives 24  
     
Special Study 3  
ART 298A. MFA Special Study    
     
Culminating Experience 3  
ART 298B. MFA Project    

Total Units:    60