Graduate Degree Programs

MCA is no longer accepting new students due to its closure in May 2020.

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.

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