MFA: Academic Programs

Distinguished Faculty

Photo of Melanie Hall as a child

Melanie Hall

Melanie Hall is a widely exhibited children's book illustrator who has been featured in major art and publishing journals. The Mazzas Museum purchased one of her original pieces of book art

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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

With concentrations in graphic design and illustration, this program is designed for working artists who wish to earn their MFA while continuing their full-time occupations. The program is supported by accomplished, professional faculty, visiting artists of acclaim, impressive exhibit offerings, and excellent academic and technical resources. There are opportunities for museum research and study tours designed to provide experiences of breadth and depth for matriculating graduate students.

Children's Book Track

Students in our MFA program may pursue the optional children’s book track, which begins the first year, culminates with an intensive week-long workshop the second, and feedback on your book continues right through graduation.