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GRADUATE  METALS/JEWELRY

MFA​

MASTER OF
FINE ARTS​

PROGRAM

The 60 credit hour master of fine arts (MFA) degree at SIUE is a terminal studio degree designed to further the individual development of candidates and provide them with professional competency in the studio arts. The full time 

student should expect to spend three academic years in 

residency to complete the degree. The program is based on 

the individual’s area of interest and undergraduate training and is jointly planned by the student, a committee of the graduate faculty, and a professor who serves as advisor to thestudent in the principal studio area. Students present a MFA exhibition at the end of their final year.

 

ASSISTANTSHIPS

All current graduate students receive an assistantship, 

which provides a full tuition waiver and monthly stipend. 

These assistantships may include teaching introductory courses, assisting in studio/fabrication areas, or our 3,600 square foot art gallery. While all graduate students are have 

historically been funded, assistantships cannot be guaranteed.

 

ALUMNI

Graduates from the SIUE MFA metalsmithing/jewelry program have pursued successful careers both as studio artists and 

educators in the field. Metalsmithing/jewelry alumni have gone on to pursue successful careers as artists, museum and business professionals and educators in colleges and universities throughout the country.

 

ADMISSION

Review of applications will begin February 1st and continue until positions are filled. Requirements include a portfolio of work, letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and 3 reference letters (via email link). Applications are completed online through the SIUE Office of Graduate Admissions: Art Studio. Contact Aimee Howard-Clinger (aihowar@siue.edu) with any questions. Additional information can be found here.