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Coursework

Course Requirements

Year I17 units
Summer
ART 501
Integration: Theory and Practice I
2
ART 510
Introduction to Graduate Studies/Critical Issues in Art I
2
ART 530
Graduate Studio: Special Topics I
2
ART 580
Critique
1
Fall
ART 590
Independent Studio
5
Spring
ART 581
Critique
1
ART 591
Independent Studio
4
Year II17 units
Summer
ART 502
Integration: Theory and Practice II
2
ART 520
Critical Issues in Art II
2
ART 540
Graduate Studio: Special Topics II
2
ART 582
Critique
1
Fall
ART 592
Independent Studio
5
Spring
ART 583
Critique
1
ART 593
Independent Studio
4
Year III17 units
Summer
ART 584
Critique
1
ART 601
Integration: Theory and Practice III
2
ART 610
Critical Issues in Art III
2
ART 690
Creative Work Project
2
Fall
ART 594
Independent Studio
5
Spring
ART 585
Critique
1
ART 595
Independent Studio
4
Year IV9 units
Summer
ART 602
Integration: Theory and Practice IV
3
ART 620
Critical Issues in Art IV
3
ART 695
Exhibition Preparation
3
Total60 units

Residency

Students must complete at least 33 semester units in residence at Azusa Pacific University, as described on the program requirements page.

Courses are scheduled so that students can complete the program during four summers. Classes are held in the evenings for four weeks in July and one weekend in January. A maximum of eight years is allowed for the completion of the degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many units comprise the MFA program?
There are 60 units in the MFA program.

What type of MFA program does APU offer?
APU’s MFA program is a low-residency, summer-intensive program in visual art.

How long does it take to complete the MFA program?
Students can complete this program in 37 months (three and a half years).

How does this low-residency MFA program work?
The Master of Fine Arts program at Azusa Pacific accommodates the working artist/educator by offering a program that requires students to be on campus for only four consecutive Julys and one weekend in January for three years.

What facilities are available for students’ use during the July residency?
All MFA students have access to the following facilities:

What is the admission deadline?
APU has rolling admissions, but at least one month is needed to process the information. It is best to start the application process as soon as possible to guarantee a place.

The priority admission deadline for summer is March 14. The final deadline for summer is April 25.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.