With approval of MFA advisor, prior to the end of the first semester, MFA students select a major professor. With the completion of 9 to 12 graduate credit hours from Winthrop, students must form a Graduate Committee and apply for Candidacy followed by the Committee's review of work; and at the end of 18 hours students must apply for Approval of Thesis Proposal together with a Candidacy exhibition and statement.
Note: registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor.
Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions. *A thesis project is required for the MFA in Studio Art, creative in content and including a written thesis statement that may be retained by the University. Upon completion of the thesis, students must pass an oral examination (to be completed at least two weeks prior to final examinations). **Documented exhibition is required of every candidate for the MFA degree in Studio Art.