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Graduation Requirements

MFA GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS* FOR ALL STUDENTS
Students must complete the below listed requisites prior to the date of commencement. Students who fail to do so will not graduate and receive their diploma until all requirements are fulfilled. Detailed information about Graduation Requirements can be found in the Student Handbook.

»    A course evaluation form for each class in which you were enrolled,

»    MFA Thesis Paper (must be emailed to the student's Thesis Advisor and the Librarian hfrisbee@nyaa by

      posted deadline),

»    fall and spring MFA Thesis Critique Signature Sheet (must be email to the Registrar registrar@nyaa.edu),

»    online Exit Survey Form,

»    Financial Aid Exit Counseling (required for all students receiving federal financial aid),

»    tuition and all other academic fees must be paid in full,

»    sign the online student handbook acknowledgement form,

»    professional CV or resume (must be emailed to the Registrar registrar@nyaa.edu), and

»    attendance at one Professional Practice Workshop.


DRAWING CONCENTRATION CURRICULUM

Graduation Requirements

 

YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                              Credits

Figure Drawing I: Intensive                                3
Artistic Anatomy I: Structural Anatomy             3
Art and Culture Seminar I                                 3
History and Theory of Composition                   3
Cast Drawing                                                  3

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                     15

 

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                             Credits

Figure Drawing II                                             3
Theory and Practice of Composition                 3
Perspective                                                    3
Artistic Anatomy II: Anatomical Drawing           3
Select one of the spring electives                     3

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                               15

 

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                           Credits

Figure Drawing III                                           3
Art and Culture Seminar II                               3
MFA Thesis Project I                                      3
Select two of the spring electives                     6

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                   15

 

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                           Credits          

Figure Drawing IV                                          3
MFA Thesis Project II                                    6
Select two of the spring electives                    6

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                             15

 

MFA Degree Total Credits                                             60




ANATOMY TRACK CURRICULUM

Graduation Requirements

(Four courses required to complete Anatomy Track)


YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                          Credits

Écorché Intensive A or
Artistic Anatomy I: Structural Anatomy            3

Fall Semester Total                                     3

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                         Credits

Écorché Intensive B                                       3
Artistic Anatomy II: Anatomical Drawing           3

Artistic Anatomy III: Écorché I                         3

Spring Semester Total                                 6

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                        Credits

Artistic Anatomy IV: Écorché II                      3
Fall Semester Total                                    3

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                       Credits

Artistic Anatomy Elective/
Comparative Anatomy                                  3

(optional if 4 courses in Anatomy
have been taken)
Spring Semester Total                              3

Anatomy track total credits                       12

 

PAINTING CONCENTRATION CURRICULUM

Graduation Requirements

 

YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                              Credits

Painting I: Direct Painting Intensive                   3
Artistic Anatomy I: Structural Anatomy              3
Figure Drawing I: Intensive                                3
Art and Culture Seminar I                                 3
History and Theory of Composition                    3

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                      15

 

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                             Credits

Figure Drawing II                                             3
Painting II: Indirect Painting                              3
Theory and Practice of Composition                  3
Artistic Anatomy II: Anatomical Drawing            3
Select one of the spring electives                      3

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                                 15

 

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                             Credits

Painting III: Synthetic Painting                          3
Art and Culture Seminar II                                3
MFA Thesis Project I                                       3
Select two of the fall electives                           6

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                      15

 

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                              Credits

Painting IV                                                     3
MFA Thesis Project II                                      6
Select two of the spring electives                     6

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                                15 


MFA Degree Total Credits                                               60




PRINTMAKING TRACK CURRICULUM

Graduation Requirements

(Three courses required to complete Printmaking Track)


YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                          Credits
Woodcut                                                       3
Fall Semester Total                                     3

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                          Credits
Intaglio                                                         3
Figure in Lithography                                     3
Monotype                                                     3
Spring Semester Total                                3-6

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                          Credits
Woodcut                                                       3
Fall Semester Total                                     3-6

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                          Credits
Intaglio                                                         3
Figure in Lithography                                     3
Monotype                                                     3
(if needed to fulfill 9 credit requirement)
Spring Semester Total                                3-6

Printmaking track total                                9

SCULPTURE CONCENTRATION CURRICULUM

Graduation Requirements


YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                              Credits

Sculpture I Intensive                                        3
Écorché Intensive A                                        3

Figure Drawing I: Intensive                               3

Art and Culture Seminar I                                3

History and Theory of Composition                   3

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                      15

 

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                             Credits

Sculpture II                                                     3
Écorché Intensive B                                         3
History of Sculpture & Comp and Tech              3
Artistic Anatomy II: Anatomical Drawing            3
Select one of the spring electives                      3

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                                 15

 

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                             Credits

Sculpture III                                                    3
Art and Culture Seminar II                                3
MFA Thesis Project I                                       3
Select two of the Fall electives                         6

FALL SEMESTER TOTAL                                                      15

 

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER

Required Courses                                                              Credits

Sculpture IV                                                    3
MFA Thesis Project II                                       6
Select two of the spring electives                      6

SPRING SEMESTER TOTAL                                                15 


MFA Degree Total Credits                                               60

 

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