Our highly individualized program—grounded in one-on-one studio visits—encourages and cultivates highly idiosyncratic creative voices.

Students balance rigorous critical, academic and practical coursework with ample studio time, working toward a final show and written thesis.

Typical length of study for the MFA in Art is four full terms plus one ArtCenter Lite (ACL) summer term, and the program may be completed in two years.

Curriculum subject to change.

TERM 1 - FALL
Graduate Seminar 3
Theories of Construction 3
M1 Master’s Project 3
Electives 6
TERM 2 - SPRING
Graduate Seminar 3
Theories of Construction 3
M2 Master’s Project 3
Electives 6
TERM 3 - SUMMER (ACL)
Summer Seminar 3
Summer Workshop 3
TERM 4 - FALL
Graduate Seminar 3
Theories of Construction   3
M3 Master’s Thesis 3
Electives 6
TERM 5 - SPRING
Graduate Seminar 3
Theories of Construction 3
M4 Master’s Thesis 3
Completed Thesis 0
Electives 6
TOTAL
Total Required Units 66

We want our students to understand that making art and exhibiting art are nearly the same thing.

Diana ThaterChair, Graduate Art