2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Illustration, MFA

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Department of Art, 102 Shaffer Art Building, 315-443-4613.


Yvonne Buchanan, Robert Dacey, James Ransome, John Thompson


This program is well suited for individuals who wish to further their illustration skills, as well as those who desire to teach. The program integrates individual studies with opportunities for the student to sit in on undergraduate illustration classes to observe how illustration is taught. Students will be offered the option to teach.

Major Requirements

The program requires a 60-credit degree with a three-year residency. The candidate will also produce a body of work as a thesis requirement and participate in an M.F.A. exhibition.

Candidates for admission are expected to give evidence of superior accomplishment and potential. It is recommended that the applicant have some professional experience in the illustration field. Artwork/slides/portfolio should demonstrate strong drawing and painting skills, as well as conceptual and storytelling ability.

The resident illustration program faculty members are all nationally recognized illustrators. They are supplemented by prominent visiting faculty and lecturers.

Major studio: 24 credits

Studio electives: 12 credits

Art history or related academics: 12 credits

Free electives: 6 credits

Graduate seminar: 3 credits

Final presentation: 3 credits

Total credits: 60

Length of residency: 3 years

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