|Year I||17 units|
ART 501Integration: Theory and Practice I
ART 510Introduction to Graduate Studies/Critical Issues in Art I
ART 530Graduate Studio: Special Topics I
ART 590Independent Studio
ART 591Independent Studio
|Year II||17 units|
ART 502Integration: Theory and Practice II
ART 520Critical Issues in Art II
ART 540Graduate Studio: Special Topics II
ART 592Independent Studio
ART 593Independent Studio
|Year III||17 units|
ART 601Integration: Theory and Practice III
ART 610Critical Issues in Art III
ART 690Creative Work Project
ART 594Independent Studio
ART 595Independent Studio
|Year IV||9 units|
ART 602Integration: Theory and Practice IV
ART 620Critical Issues in Art IV
ART 695Exhibition Preparation
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:
- Mini studio workspaces
- Photography area with darkroom
- Computer and graphics lab with Adobe Suite software, video editing, and production software
- Ceramics area
- Sculpture area with standard power tools
- Welding area
- Printmaking area with large format press
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.