MFA students are required to develop both a visual and a written thesis throughout their second year of study. They participate in the MFA + MDes annual thesis exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. Some of the MFA programs require an additional show at the end of the 2nd year. The written thesis, 1500 words or greater, must be submitted to the Graduate School using their procedures and guidelines.
- Thesis/Dissertation Graduate School web page.
- Final Submission of Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)
During the autumn quarter of their second year, each student is responsible for organizing a thesis committee. The committee must consist of at least two faculty members from their program, one of whom is the committee chair. Students may choose additional committee members in consultation with the chair of their committee. Students work closely with their chair and committee throughout the final three quarters of their project.
You can browse theses submitted by recent graduate students from our MFA programs through the University of Washington Research Works Archive.