21.1 General Information
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is offered as a full-time or part-time, low residency program that can be completed in five semesters and provides the opportunity for advanced studies in visual arts.
This studio-based MFA supports student working in all genres and forms of visual arts practice including (but not limited to) photography, drawing, fibre, painting, print media, ceramics, time-based practices, sculpture, etc., within a framework of critical theory and discourse that offers a broad range of professional experiences. Graduate students will be supported to find the materials, processes, and practices that best suit their artistic research.
Students have access to facilities and faculty across a range of disciplines. Within the areas of specialization offered for the MFA there is considerable flexibility available to further focus the program to meet specific interests and needs.
The blended-learning, low-residency format can accommodate students who wish to complete the program over an extended period of time on a part-time basis.
The mode of delivery is flexible: students complete a total of two, four-week intensives on Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland during the Spring semester and may then complete the remainder of the course work and research at one or more Memorial University of Newfoundland Campuses or from their home community.
The program can be completed in five semesters of full-time study. It consists of six courses plus VART 6999 Final Project (Exhibition and Research Paper/Statement) and Oral Examination. The program is offered beginning in each Spring semester.