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Herron Lauches Three New MFA Degrees


February 21, 2011

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Herron School of Art and Design is pleased to launch three additional Master of Fine Art programs in ceramics, painting and drawing, and photography and intermedia.

Herron is accepting applications from prospective students for fall 2011 enrollment.

The new offerings join Herron’s existing, 60-credit-hour M.F.A. programs in furniture design, printmaking and sculpture, along with the M.F.A. in visual communication design, the Master of Art Education, and the forthcoming Master of Art in Art Therapy.

Herron graduate students work with outstanding faculty, facilities and equipment to gain an in-depth understanding of professional practices. An emphasis is placed on developing one’s individual creative vision while exploring a range of professional opportunities such as university teaching, interdisciplinary collaboration and community-based initiatives (Public Art). Graduate students at Herron gain mastery in practical strategies for making art as well as an understanding of the theoretical issues and historical context involved in producing art in the 21st century.

To apply to Herron’s graduate degree programs, follow the application steps posted on Herron’s Web site at Applications for programs in their inaugural year will be reviewed on a rolling decision basis.

Priority consideration for the painting and drawing and photography and intermedia programs will be given to applications received by March 21, 2011.

The priority consideration date for the ceramics program applications is April 1. 2011.