About the MFA
For a select group of graduate students, we offer an advanced program that has been ranked among the top printmaking programs nationally for since 1998. Our program is comprehensive, encompassing traditional as well and new media and approaches. Additionally, our program is known for a commitment to connecting theory to practice. Each year we typically receive more than 50 applications for 2-4 openings in the program.
Graduate students are required to place a greater emphasis on applying theory to the development of a mature body of work. Our program is also intended to provide preparatory experiences for college level teaching for students on a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.
We strongly encourage applicants to come to Knoxville to meet us and the current students and to see our facilities. The UT Printshop is located in room 241 on the second floor, north-west corner.
To see what our former MFA students are doing today, click here. Current MFA students are listed below. Prospective students are welcome to contact these individuals to inquire about the program.
In order to become a candidate in a degree program, the applicant must be admitted by the Graduate School upon the recommendation of the School of Art. Both the Graduate School and the School of Art have specific requirements and application procedures which must be satisfied by the application.