The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MFA Information + Links

Thank you for your interest in the School of Art MFA program. We are very proud of our MFA program, which is nationally recognized
 and respected. We believe the students that accept our invitation to
 study with us are well served. We are an equal opportunity/inclusive community. January 15th is the SoA deadline for assistantship and scholarship consideration.

School of Art:
  • 26 Full-time Faculty
  • Nationally Recognized and Ranked
  • Studio Space
  • Major Gallery Program
  • Visiting Artist & Artist-in-Residence Program
  • Reasonable Living Costs

MFA Brochure

mfaDo you want to become a vital cultural force in your community, not only maintain a professional studio practice? Reframe problems to find new solutions or see the possibilities that exist in multiple contexts? Respect varying opinions, but question assumptions and forge critical ideas, and see the value of others in your work? If so, the MFA program at the School of Art may be the right place for you. To learn more, please click the image to read our MFA brochure (5.9 MB).

General MFA Information

Ellen Orner
Graduate Contact
David Wilson
Director of Graduate Studies

Concentration Faculty Representatives

Should you have questions regarding a specific area, please contact the appropriate faculty concentration representative listed below. We look forward to receiving your application.

Sally Brogden
Painting + Drawing
Jered Sprecher
Althea Murphy-Price
John Powers
Transmedia Design
Deborah Shmerler

Helpful Links

Knoxville Mercury
Knoxville Wikipedia
Center for International Education
Graduate Catalog
Graduate School
Graduate Admissions

School of Art Alumni

Eleanor Aldrich
Carlos Ancalmo
Jeff Baxter
John Bissonette
Mike Calway-Fagen
Alex Cline
Sam Cockrell
Brandon Donahue
Amy Green
Wade Guyton
Mark Hosford
Pamela Jorden
Kevin Kao
Jessica Kreutter
Shaurya Kumar
Rob Matthews
Wardell Milan
Sarah Marie Miller
Alison Moffett
Ashley Nason
Marlo Pascaul
Vickie Phipps
Samantha Rees
Julian Rogers
John Smith
Simon Sok
Meredyth Sparks
Joel Trussell
Crystal Wagner
Kelly Walker
Ericka Walker
Hilary Dana Walrod
Anthony Watkins
Mitchell Wright

Art Venues and Businesses

Ewing Gallery
Downtown Gallery
Gallery 1010
Flourescent Gallery
Knoxville Museum of Art
Jubilee Community Arts/Laurel Theatre
WDVX Radio
AC Entertainment
The Pilot Light
Relix Variety Theatre
Bijou Theatre
Tennessee Theatre
Regal Downtown West Cinema 8
Big Ears

Art Supplies

Jerry's Art-O-Rama


Three Rivers Market
Earth Fare
Trader Joe's
Market Square Farmer's Market
Whole Foods


Regional Bicycle Program
Ijams Nature Center
Chota Canoe and Kayak Club
Rock Climbing


The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Big Orange. Big Ideas.

Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System