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The three year MFA Program at the University of Minnesota is interdisciplinary and rigorous, balancing studio practice with critical theory and inquiry.

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What sets our program apart?

Our students benefit from the resources of a world-renowned institution dedicated to research, education, and outreach and located in one of the nation's most vibrant arts communities. The department provides generous studio space and comprehensive financial support to all its MFA students across all three years of the program.

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Our Programs

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Our three-year MFA program places emphasis on the conceptual and material understandings of creative practice and also on the significance of visual art within the broader social and historical contexts in which its made.

Learn more about our MFA program

Graduate Minor in Art

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College Resources for Graduate Students

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

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