The Master of Fine Arts in Painting is an intensive two-year course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to painting and drawing as visual expression. We enroll between four and six MFA candidates each year, providing for a group of eight to ten students. Our graduate students work closely with a dedicated faculty of six professors who, in their own work, represent a broad range of contemporary painting. The Graduate Painting + Drawing Program emphasizes self motivated and intensive studio work and research. We encourage students to enroll in classes or seminars which are available in the university and the school at large. We encourage the cultivation of individual sensibility and the pursuit of each student’s unique artistic vision.
“In the School of Art you’re surrounded by so many talented people that you just want to be here all the time, working and being inspired by your peers.
Kaitlin, P+D MFA
Ellen Peterson, VCD Senior