Sophie Neslund, MFA 2016

Sophie Neslund, MFA 2016

Master of Fine Arts

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a two-year studio program with specialization in the areas of two-dimensional studies (painting, drawing, printmaking), three-dimensional studies (sculpture, ceramic sculpture), and media studies (photography, electronic art). The primary goal of graduate education in the visual arts is professional excellence and interdisciplinary work is supported. 25 graduate students on average are enrolled.

The program is housed with in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) with facilities that include; individual studios for graduate students and studios for etching, lithography, relief printing, silkscreen, metal fabrication, ceramics, metal casting, sculpture, digital printing, darkroom work, electronic art and video, wood working, rapid prototyping, and figure drawing and modeling. Three galleries are connected to the school and college, two curated by Gallery Director Aaron Cowan and one solely student run, all which showcase student work, thesis work, faculty work, and visiting artist work.

Scholarships, graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, travel fellowships and research grants are available to our graduate students. The School of Art sustains an active visiting artist program and offers additional certificates and courses in professional practice, art history, art education, theory and museum studies. Cincinnati's dynamic art community and institutions such as the Contemporary Art Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum offer many other resources and opportunities for students.

University of Cincinnati DAAP MFA Program Info 

Download a prospective student information packet.

UC DAAP Sample Curriculum Map


Katie Parker - Associate Professor, MFA Director


513-556-5125 (School Of Art office line)