Earn your Masters in Fine Arts at the Herron School of Art and Design

The MFA program in visual arts at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI emphasizes interdisciplinary fluidity through an individualized and holistic approach to artistic creation and creative research. Students can adopt a variety of studio practices to address ideas, concepts, theories, and issues in various contexts. Ceramics, drawing, engraving, furniture design, painting, photography and sculpture are all privileged areas of experimentation, with installations dedicated to each discipline.

With 10 senior faculty engaged in a two-year cohort of up to 10 candidates, the Master’s Program in Visual Arts fosters a strong graduate community and close mentorship in and out of the classroom. Renowned artists and scholars are frequently invited to campus to lecture series and class visits across the Herron Galleries and faculty relations. Past guest speakers include Ghada Amer, Tarik Carroll, Sonya Clark, Donna Ferrato, Ann Hamilton, Alicia Henry, George Page, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Sylvie Rosenthal, Tom Sachs, Jonathan Michael Square, Kenneth E. Tyler, Lori Waxman , Carrie Mae Weems and Tuguldur Yondonjamts.

MFA candidates are given a semi-private studio at Eskenazi Hall or Eskenazi Fine Arts Center, located next to the 16 Technological Innovation District. Competitive scholarships, fully or partially funded scholarships and teaching assistantships are available. The scholarships are awarded on a semester basis and can be combined with scholarships and tuition waivers.

Herron’s MFA program, located in downtown Indianapolis, leverages IUPUI’s urban research campus and the city’s vibrant and growing arts scene to offer vibrant academic engagement and a myriad of ‘opportunities. On and off campus, thoughtful collaborations with peers, faculty, and community partners provide professional development.

Applications for fall 2023 admission are due January 15.

For more information, visit go.iupui.edu/mfa.

Contact the Herron Admissions and Student Services Office at herrgrad@iupui.edu with any questions.