Studio Art (M.F.A)

MFA in Studio Art

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Earn your Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA) in a creative atmosphere where you can develop professionally through courses, seminars, internships, exhibits, and real-world learning experiences. 

As the terminal degree for the arts, the MFA will help you perfect your craft as a creative professional while providing advanced training in the theory and meaning of visual imagery. The integration of a Christian worldview in coursework will help you to think critically as you seek to reflect God's creativity in your work.

Students are accepted into the MFA program through competitive entry. You must submit a professional portfolio to be considered for the master’s program.

Careers You Could Have:

  • Art Director
  • Illustrator
  • Professor
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Gallery Owner or Director
  • Museum Services Specialist

Learn How To:

  • Conduct advanced analysis of visual imagery in relation to a variety of contexts
  • Articulate the theory underlying the meaning of visual imagery
  • Demonstrate a mastery of advanced concepts related to visualization, ideation, and creation of visual imagery using traditional and/or digital practices.
  • Integrate a Christian worldview into best practices for creating visual imagery.

Academic Information

Choose an Area of Study

  • 2D
  • 3D

Credit Hours

  • 60 credit hours

2D Courses You Could Take 

  • Internship
  • Mixed Media
  • Graduate Printmaking 
  • Sequential Art
  • Graduate Life Drawing
  • Graduate Drawing Topics
  • Graduate Painting Topics

3D Courses You Could Take

  • Advanced Sculpture Topics
  • Grad Digital Application for 3D Arts 
  • Graduate Ceramics 
  • Graduate Arts & Crafts 
  • Graduate Wood Sculpture
  • Grad Gallery/Museum Fundamentals
  • Internship

Program of Study (DCP)


"The Master of Fine Arts program at Liberty University has grown me as an artist in ways I never imagined possible."

-Hannah Lynch