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Department of Art

Master of Fine Arts in Art

Master of Fine Arts in Art

The Master of Fine Arts in visual arts is the terminal degree within the studio art discipline. Our program offers concentrations in the studio areas of drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography and sculpture. Students are provided with opportunities to develop a high degree of professional competence in their chosen area of concentration. However, the relatively small size of the program (12 to 20 students) encourages students to explore other studio areas as well. Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged within the department resulting in a highly individualized method of instruction. The department is housed within the College of Art, Architecture and Humanities and presents opportunities to interact with various other college disciplines as well. Students may also take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in the department's biannual summer 3-week Art in Italy Program to spend time in Rome, Orvieto, Florence and Venice. The department also contributes to an MFA in Digital Production Arts, which is collaboratively offered with the department of Computer Science as well as the Ph.D in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design, which is an interdisciplinary doctoral degree offered in conjunction with the department of English and Communication.

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Kathleen Thum

Graduate Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Art, Drawing

Office: G-28 Lee Hall, Email:

About Kathleen Thum
Department of Art
Department of Art | 2-121 Lee Hall, Clemson, SC 29634