Graduate Studies


MFA in Studio Art


Program Overview

  • U.S. News and World Report ranks our MFA program #33 among all schools. The ceramics program is ranked #4.
  • The Ohio State University Department of Art offers an MFA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in seven studio areas: Art and TechnologyCeramicsGlassPainting and DrawingPhotographyPrintmaking, and Sculpture. Students work across disciplines and with faculty from all seven studio areas.
  • Graduate students have 24/7 access to private and semi-private studio spaces.
  • The MFA program is a 66-credit hour, three-year program and requires full-time enrollment during that time period.
  • The internationally recognized faculty is augmented each year by Visiting Artists, Critics and Curators who engage in critical discourse and discussion with graduate students.
  • Art department facilities include both material and digital fabrication studios. Additional sites of interest for graduate students: The Wexner Center for the Arts, a world-renowned contemporary art center located on campus; The Fine Arts and Cartoon Libraries; and the Urban Arts Space, an off-campus, OSU-run gallery in downtown Columbus. The Urban Arts Space is the location of the third-year thesis exhibitions.

Art Facilities and Exhibition Spaces