Apr 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Art (M.F.A.)

Admissions Information  

Master of Fine Arts: Total 60 credit hours

Studio or Related Areas

  • Major Focus Credit Hours: 32
  • Art Electives Credit Hours: 8
  • Graduate Seminar (Studio Emphasis) Credit Hours: 3
  • Folio Preparation Credit Hours: 2

Other Studies in Art/Design

  • Art History Credit Hours: 9
  • Art Seminar (Academic Research) Credit Hours: 3


  • Open Electives (non-art) Credit Hours: 3

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The student will demonstrate an increased knowledge and skill in their major area of concentration .  (65% of total degree credits shall be in the major area according to the National Associations of Schools of Art and Design accreditation agency)
  2. The student will identify representative cultures, styles and eras of art history and appreciate them as a continuity of human expression.
  3. The student will utilize knowledge of art, art materials, techniques and human experiences to create, interpret, critique and evaluate their own and others art products.
  4. The student will learn and apply methods and techniques of the professional field of study.  

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization