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Master of Fine Arts in Art with a Concentration in

The MFA program within Exhibition Design is a 60-unit terminal degree within studio arts. The program’s main focus is to prepare graduate students for academic life, and/or to work in a leadership role in a museum, gallery, or design firm. The program features both conceptual study and the most hands-on experience of any graduate museum studies or exhibition design program in the United States. Individual students work as a team alongside experienced professionals to select, design, install, light and generate supportive interpretive material for exhibitions in the Begovich Gallery. Most of these exhibitions are accompanied by extensive exhibition catalogs produced in conjunction with graphic design students and faculty. The majority of students in this program also earn a concurrent certificate in museum studies. The certificate program includes classes in conservation, museum education, and curatorship, all taught by professionals in the field. The certificate program concludes with an internship at a museum or professional institution.

We encourage you to visit the University Academic Catalog to become more familiar with the curriculum.

Please contact program coordinator Mike McGee for further details.