MFA integrated Visual Arts
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Integrated Visual Arts (IVA) graduate program is committed to the professional development of artists and arts innovators.
Housed within the Department of Art and Visual Culture (formerly the Department of Integrated Studio Arts) in the College of Design, the IVA program offers unique opportunities for collaboration with diverse students and faculty from around the world in art and design programs that represent a wide spectrum of professional activities. This dynamic interdisciplinary environment allows IVA graduate students to develop a personal visual language, refine media skills, and work on projects addressing social and environmental concerns within a global context.
The Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Visual Arts at Iowa State University is a distinctive and unique interdisciplinary program offering integrative study among a combination of the following areas: ceramics, computer applications, drawing, textiles, illustration, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, photography, furniture design and areas outside of Art & Design. The Integrated Visual Arts program offers an innovative curriculum aligned with emerging art and design markets.
Upon completion of the graduate program IVA graduates are expected to:
The Integrated Visual Arts program requires a 60 credit minimum.
|Seminar in Teaching (Art 511)||3 credits|
|Studio Concentration||21 credits|
|Critique Seminar (ArtIS 571)
3 semester thematic rotation
(Art 501 required)
|Related Courses (outside the IVA program
including University Museums Internship)
|Thesis/Exhibition/Orals (Art 699)||6 credits
The deadline for graduate application to the IVA program for spring admission is November 1 and applications for fall are due January 15, to ensure consideration for a graduate assistantship. Applications received after this date will be considered for program admission, but applicants may have fewer assistantship options.
For more information on our graduate program in Integrated Visual Arts, please contact: