Graduate Degree Programs

MFA Program

Memphis College of Art offers five degrees in the Master of Fine Arts program: Illustration, Metals, Painting/Drawing, Photography and Studio Art. These are two-year programs, considered the terminal degree for the studio disciplines. The programs allow students to develop the critical and conceptual structure of their work with the support of advisors and elective studio classes.

All MFA students are provided a private studio in our Nesin Graduate School in Midtown Memphis across from Rust Hall in Overton Park, where the college’s state-of-the-art facilities and equipment are located.

Every MFA graduate student receives a scholarship based on the portfolio and application materials submitted during the application process. In addition to the scholarships, MCA has a number of graduate assistantships that will allow students to work for the college and receive tuition remission. Our Teaching Assistantship Program allows students to be the instructor of record in an undergraduate course and gain experience in the classroom.

Art Education

Memphis College of Art offers two graduate-level degree programs in Art Education, as well as three non-degree programs: Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education, Add-on Endorsement in Art Education, Transitional Licensure and Plus 30 Semester Hours. The programs allow students to explore career opportunities available to artists as educators in schools, museums and community organizations. These fields of study combine studio practices with the intellectual and professional experiences necessary for furthering or starting a career as an art educator.

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