A rigorous, three-year program that train students for careers in the fields of art, design, and education. Students work closely with talented faculty and benefit from ample studios, generous funding, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia offers graduate study in art education, art history, and studio art. The programs, leading to the M.A., M.A.Ed., M.F.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. degrees, prepare students for a variety of careers within the arts and are described in detail in the Graduate Handbook.

The MFA program has a flexible, forward-thinking curriculum that allows students to concentrate in one area or cross-pollinate and experiment. Students work closely with faculty mentors in the School of Art and benefit from access to leading researchers in a variety of extra-aesthetic fields at the University. MFA students make objects and ephemera, performances and paintings, photographs and installations, lens-based work and jewelry, textiles and interiors, soundscapes and relational situations.

Students are required to pass periodic reviews and participate in a public exhibition of creative studio work during the final semester of residence. The exhibition will be evaluated by faculty, who will determine if the exhibited work represents a satisfactory level of professional accomplishment by the candidate. Faculty approval of the exhibition is a requirement for graduation.

Applicants are admitted in the fall semester. The application deadline is January 1. For information on the application process, please visit.

Degree Awarded: MFA

Degree Code: MFA_ARTS

School/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Old College
Athens, GA 30602-1732


Academic Department: Lamar Dodd School of Art

270 River Road
Athens, GA 3

Graduate Coordinator: Isabelle Wallace


Graduate Coordinator: Isabelle Wallace


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