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MFA in Studio Art and Design

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce a new M.F.A. program in Studio Art and Design. The program is highly selective in order to allow students generous access to faculty and studios. M.F.A. students will receive individual attention and be challenged aesthetically and conceptually. Each student admitted to the program will be considered for either a scholarship or an assistantship (separate department funding application not required).

The 60-credit M.F.A. is rigorous and professional. Drawing from the diverse expertise of an outstanding faculty, students in the M.F.A. program may choose to focus in one medium or explore and combine a variety of media. Courses are offered in ceramics, drawing, fibers, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design, mixed-media, book arts, interior design, and new media.

Students in the M.F.A. program will interact with Louisville’s wider arts community by participating in the university’s collaboration with local and regional museums and cultural institutions. Joint projects and internship programs with these organizations strengthen ties between the university and the community and give students unique opportunities to participate in civic life.

Residing within the College of Arts & Sciences, the M.F.A. program intends to train students in a multidisciplinary curriculum and challenge them to develop their creative practice in relation to cultural, social, philosophical and ethical concerns. This broad perspective on art and social roles will prepare new M.F.A. students to function effectively and meaningfully in the multicultural and global economy.

Application Process

Step 1: Applicants should complete the MFA Application for Admission and return it to the Department by January 15 for Fall semester admission.  

Step 2: Applicants must also complete the online Application to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS).

Please contact Theresa Berbet, Academic Coordinator, Senior, with questions at or 502.852.6147.



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