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Painting + Drawing MFA Degree Requirements

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Painting + Drawing offers a Master of Fine Arts degree following a two-year course of study and the successful completion of the requirements for Painting + Drawing, the School of Art + Art History + Design, and the Graduate School. The information below outlines the degree requirements specific to Painting + Drawing.

Year One (45 credits)

Autumn Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)
  • ART 501 Graduate Student Teaching Mentorship (3 credits); NOTE: students take ART 501 in autumn or winter quarters of their first year

Winter Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 594 Painting Seminar (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)
  • ART 501 Graduate Student Teaching Mentorship (3 credits); NOTE: students take ART 501 in autumn or winter quarters of their first year

Spring Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • ART H 509 Seminar in Special Topics in Art History (5 credits)
  • Elective (5–8 credits)

Year Two (approximately 45 credits)

Autumn Quarter: 15–18 credits

  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar (5 credits)
  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (2 credits)
  • Elective (3–6 credits)

Winter Quarter: 15 credits

  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 594 Painting Seminar (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (2 credits)
  • Elective (3–6 credits)

Spring Quarter: 12–15 credits

  • ART 592 Painting Studio (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master’s Thesis (6 credits)

School of Art + Art History + Design Minimum Requirements

  • ART 590 Interdisciplinary Grad Seminar (10 credits)
  • ART 592 Painting Studio (30 credits)
  • ART 594 Painting Seminar (10 credits)
  • ART H 509 Seminar in Special Topics in Art History (5 credits)
  • ART 700 Master Thesis (10 credits)
  • Electives (13–20 credits)

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS: 78

Graduate School Minimum Requirements

Detailed information from the UW Graduate School.

Satisfactory Progress Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School allows students to continue graduate study and research at the University of Washington only as long as they maintain satisfactory performance and progress toward completion of their graduate degree program — Memo 16: Academic Performance and Progress.

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