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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

PURPOSE

The program is dedicated to developing advanced practitioners and educators who can blend artistic prowess with educational strategies. The program aims to foster a symbiotic relationship between creative practice and educational theory, positioning art as both a personal expressive medium and a tool for societal transformation. Also, it seeks to imbue students with a biblical worldview, integrating biblical engagement and theological reflection into the fabric of their artistic and educational endeavors.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this degree, students will be able to:

  • Skill Enhancement: To enhance students' artistic skills and broaden their perspectives across various art forms, grounded in a biblical worldview.
  • Cultivation of Inclusive Educators: To prepare educators who integrate diverse cultural perspectives and inclusive methodologies into their teaching, while embedding biblical principles and theological insights.
  • Understanding Art's Therapeutic Potential: To deepen understanding of art's therapeutic capabilities for well-being, emphasizing how biblical perspectives can enhance therapeutic practices.
  • Integration of Technology: To equip students with skills to integrate digital technologies in art education, exploring how these technologies can be used to further biblical engagement and reflection.
  • Promotion of Critical Engagement: To encourage critical engagement with contemporary art and education issues, advocating for art's role in society and its capacity to convey and reflect biblical truths.

PHILOSOPHY

The program believes in art's transformative power, emphasizing a holistic approach that integrates theory, practice, and societal involvement. It views the artist-educator as an agent of change, deeply rooted in a biblical framework that guides personal expression and professional practice.

MFA PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The MFA program offers a rich curriculum designed to advance skills and knowledge in art and education, preparing students for leadership in the arts. The curriculum is uniquely crafted to include biblical engagement and theological reflection as core components, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to apply their artistic skills within a framework that supports spiritual and societal transformation.

COURSES

MFA Core Courses

12 Credit Hours

MF 500 Art World View 3
MF 501 Art Education Theories and Methods 3
MF 502 Studio Practices across Disciplines 3
MF 503 Contemporary Issues in Art Education 3
MF 504 Curriculum Development and Assessment 3
MF 505 Art and Cultural Diversity 3
MF 506 Art Therapy Foundations 3
MF 507 Digital Technologies in Art Education 3
MF 508 Art World View (Advanced) 3

Emphasis Courses

18 Credit Hours

(Select 6 Courses)

Art Education
MF 510 Art Education Theory and Practice 3
MF 511 Art Education Research Methods 3
MF 512 Contemporary Issues in Art Education 3
MF 523 Art Education Curriculum Development 3
MF 514 Studio Practice in Art Education 3
MF 515 Philosophy of Art Education 3
MF 516 Assessment in Art Education 3
MF 517 Arts Integration in Education 3
Art Therapy
MF 520 Fundamentals of Art Therapy 3
MF 521 Practicum in Art Therapy 3
MF 522 Psychology and Art Therapy 3
MF 523 Clinical Art Therapy 3
MF 524 Research Methods in Art Therapy 3
MF 525 Ethics and Legal Aspects 3
MF 526 Diversity and Cultural Competence 3
MF 527 Group Art Therapy 3
Ceramic Art
MF 530 Foundations of Ceramic Art 3
MF 531 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 3
MF 532 Ceramic Art History and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 533 Studio Practice in Ceramic Art 3
MF 534 Ceramic Glazing and Surface Techniques 3
MF 535 Ceramic Art and Community Engagement 3
MF 536 Sustainable Practices in Ceramic Art 3
MF 537 Ceramic Sculpture 3
Dance Performance
MF 540 Foundations of Dance Performance 3
MF 541 Advanced Dance Techniques 3
MF 542 Dance History and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 543 Choreography and Composition 3
MF 544 Dance Pedagogy 3
MF 545 Dance and Community Engagement 3
MF 546 Dance Composition and Improvisation 3
MF 547 Dance and Technology 3
Design Art
MF 550 Foundations of Design Art 3
MF 551 Advanced Design Techniques 3
MF 552 History of Design and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 553 Studio Practice in Design Art 3
MF 554 Digital Design Technologies 3
MF 555 Design Art and Community Engagement 3
MF 556 Human-Centered Design 3
MF 557 Design Thinking and Innovation 3
Lacquer Art
MF 560 Foundations of Lacquer Art 3
MF 561 Advanced Lacquer Techniques 3
MF 562 Lacquer Art History and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 563 Studio Practice in Lacquer Art 3
MF 564 Surface Design and Decoration 3
MF 565 Lacquer Art and Community Engagement 3
MF 566 Contemporary Lacquer Art 3
MF 567 Techniques in Inlay and Maki-e 3
Painting Art
MF 570 Foundations of Painting Art 3
MF 571 Advanced Painting Techniques 3
MF 572 Painting Art History and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 573 Studio Practice in Painting Art 3
MF 574 Contemporary Issues in Painting 3
MF 575 Painting Art and Community Engagement 3
MF 576 Experimental Techniques in Painting 3
MF 577 Narrative Painting 3
Photography
MF 580 Foundations of Photography 3
MF 581 Advanced Photography Techniques 3
MF 582 History of Photography and Cultural 3
MF 583 Studio Practice in Photography 3
MF 584 Digital Photography and New Media 3
MF 585 Photography and Community Engagement 3
MF 586 Photography as Social Commentary 3
MF 587 Fine Art Photography 3
Sculpture Art
MF 590 Foundations of Sculpture Art 3
MF 591 Advanced Sculpture Techniques 3
MF 592 Sculpture Art History and Cultural Contexts 3
MF 593 Studio Practice in Sculpture Art 3
MF 594 Contemporary Issues in Sculpture 3
MF 595 Sculpture Art and Community Engagement 3
MF 596 Installation Art and Public Sculpture 3
MF 597 Figurative Sculpture 3

Applied Area or Internship

12 Credit Hours

MF 601 Applied Area or Internship 2
MF 602 Applied Area or Internship 2
MF 603 Applied Area or Internship 2
MF 604 Applied Area or Internship 2
MF 605 Applied Area or Internship 2
MF 606 Applied Area or Internship 2

MF 690 Project 1,2 (Each 1.5)

3 Credit Hours

MF 691 Graduation Project

3 Credit Hours

(Capstone)

Total

48 Credit Hours

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851 Parr Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385
(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
Copyright © 2015 Midwest University
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