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Art + Design

College of Arts and Humanities
The Department of Art + Design at Central Washington University is currently accepting applications for our Master of Fine Arts program. We offer specializations in Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography and Sculpture.
MFA program currently accepting applications
The Department of Art + Design at Central Washington University offers the MFA degree for students interested in studying visual art beyond the baccalaureate level. The degree requires that candidates complete coursework in art concepts and criticism, art history, a studio area of concentration, electives, and a creative thesis project.
The 90-credit Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal degree program providing students with professional levels of competency and experience in studio art. The program is designed to be completed in three years. The MFA program qualifies students for careers as teachers in higher education, as professional studio artists, and for other studio-arts-related vocations.
All graduate students are provided with a private or semi-private studio.
Jeremy Irvin
MFA (candidate) 2019
Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Matthew Wenz
MFA (candidate) 2019
Graphic Design
Competitive Graduate Assistantships
Competitive Graduate Assistantships are awarded in the Department of Art + Design each year; deadline for full consideration for admissions and assistantships is February 1, 2019. The assistantship is a full tuition waiver, $8,500 - $20,900 (excluding fees) and a stipend (approx. $8000 each year.) We also offer scholarship funds to assist with the mid-thesis exhibition and thesis exhibition.
Drew Liedtke
MFA 2018
Jacqueline Trujillo
MFA 2018
Drawing and Painting
CWU is located in the heart of Washington State in the beautiful city of Ellensburg. The CWU campus is only 90 miles east of Seattle. With four distinct seasons, the area is perfect for those who love the outdoors. No matter where you live in Ellensburg, you’re just minutes away from snow boarding and skiing, hiking, floating the river, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, and many other outdoor activities. 
Brock Jensen
MFA 2018
Sculpture (& Performance)
Philippe (Hyojung Kim)
MFA 2016
Drawing and Painting
Please feel free to forward this message on to your colleagues and prospective students and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or for additional information.
Visit our website for application information:
Professor Rachel Kirk, Graduate Coordinator -
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University
Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Blvd.
  Gregg Schlanger, Chair
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University


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