Mar 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Department of Art and Design


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Art - Fine Arts (MFA)

Telephone: (302) 831-2244
http://www.art.udel.edu/graduate/master-of-fine-arts
Faculty Listing: https://www.art.udel.edu/people/faculty

Program Overview

The focus of this graduate program is working with the student to develop a solid and sustainable studio practice. We accept students on the premise that they want to build a studio practice and work to realize their personal visions. It is the belief of the graduate faculty that success in the highly competitive field of art is premised on the strength of the artwork and the artist’s active participation in the local and global discussion of the ideas surrounding creative activity. We work to maintain a high level of discussion about what constitutes a powerful artistic practice and product.

The MFA curriculum consists of three distinct yet interrelated parts of the graduate experience and education: research, practice, and discourse. Students are asked to keep up a dedicated studio practice that pushes and challenges their interests, and they come together for critique that encourages the open exchange of ideas in a collaborative environment. In addition, students are asked to take an academic course outside of the department in order to expand their creative research.

As a studio program the structure determined by the graduate faculty is oriented toward extensive personal time in the studio, supported by one-on-one discussions with faculty and visiting artists.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must complete the online application including transcripts, resumé, and three letters of recommendation through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. This confirmation will contain a student id. number (UD ID). This ID number is required when submitting your portfolio, resumé (including names of references), and artist statement via SlideRoom.

After you have submitted your application to the MFA program with the Office of Graduate and Professional Education you must submit a portfolio online via: https://udart.slideroom.com/#/Login. Be sure to upload to the MFA event.

Portfolios may include up to twenty still images or 5-10 minutes of video: (.jpg), video (.mov, .wmv, .flv) or PDF documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 pixels @ 72 dpi. Video files must be kept under 250MB.

Our SlideRoom portal offers additional instruction for submitting work online. For technical assistance, contact http://www.slideroom.com/support.html.

The department’s application deadline is February 15 with decisions regarding admission.

The Department of Art does not require GRE scores.

Financial Aid

The University of Delaware offers generous financial aid assistance to UD/ART graduate students. The Art Department is able to give several merit-based Graduate Teaching Assistantships (tuition waiver plus a stipend in exchange for teaching and service) and tuition semesters (tuition waiver plus the possibility of adjunct teaching). The Department works diligently to help support our M.F.A. students and has, historically, been able to fund nearly half of our students. Please refer to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for more information.

Interaction Design (MA)

Telephone: (302) 831-2244
https://www.art.udel.edu/graduate/master-of-arts-in-interaction-design
Faculty Listing: http://www.udel.edu/art/people/faculty/ 

Program Overview 

The Master of Arts in interaction Design (MA IxD) is a one-year degree for students with an undergraduate degree in design or related experience. The degree enables students to expand on prior design knowledge, skills, and experience towards the development of expertise in interaction design. The program emphasizes design and creative processes that facilitate social innovation and impact.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants must complete the online application including transcripts, resumé or C.V., and three letters of recommendation through the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email containing a confirmation ID number within 24 hours.  After you have submitted your application to the IxD program with the Office of Graduate and Professional Education you must submit a portfolio online which requires the confirmation ID you received via email. For specific information about the format of your portfolio, see Admission Requirements.

The Department’s application deadline is March 1 with decisions regarding admission.

The Department of Art and Design does not require GRE scores.

Admission to the IxD graduate program is competitive. Those who meet stated requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet all of those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.

Financial Aid

Limited Financial Aid opportunities are available. Please refer to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for more information.

Programs

    Master’s

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