Jun 21, 2024  
2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 


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Burns, Mark
  (1992), Professor; B.F.A., School of Dayton Art Institute; M.F.A., University of Washington.

Graduate Coordinator

Warner, Mary 
  (1991), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., California State University, Sacramento.

Graduate Faculty

Angel, Catherine
  (1991), Professor; B.F.A., University of Oklahoma; M.F.A., Indiana University.
Burden, Jeffrey K.
  (2007), Professor; B.F.A., University of Evansville; M.F.A., University of Indiana.
Hendee, Stephen,
  (2004) Assistant Professor, B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A. Stanford University.
Holder, Thomas J.
  (1971), Professor; B.A., San Diego State University; M.F.A., University of Washington.
Kelly, Cathie C. 
  (1980), Associate Professor; A.B., Sweet Briar College; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.
Kennerk, Emily
  (2008), Assistant Professor; B.F.A., Herron School of Art; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
McDonald, Aya Louisa 
  (2000), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.
Rafat, Pasha 
  (1986), Professor, B.S. Arizona State University, M.A., M.F.A. California State University, Fullerton.
Seo, Sang-Duck 
  (2006), Assistant Professor, BFA Taegu University, Korea, MFA Iowa State University.
Swenson, Kristen J. 
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., The Evergreen State College; Ph.D., State University of New York.
Tracy, Robert H. 
  (1984), Associate Professor; B.A., California State University, Hayward; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Watkins, Helga
  (1999) Associate Professor; B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design; M.F.A., University of Notre Dame.

Professors Emeriti

Abbey, Rita Deanin
  (1967-1987), Emeritus Professor; B.F.A., M.A., University of New Mexico.
Leaf, Bill S.
  (1973), Professor; B.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute; M.A., University of California, Davis.
McCollum, Michael L.
  (1969-1995), Emeritus Dean of Fine and Performing Arts; A.B., Humboldt State University; M.A., M.F.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Pink, James
  (1987) Professor; B.S., M.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Florida.

Students interested in pursuing the visual arts Master of Fine Arts are encouraged to review the graduate curriculum found in this catalog and reflect on the thoughts, feelings and perceptions offered by a diverse UNLV Department of Art faculty, who serve as a rich and vital resource for the contemporary art scene. The department’s graduate curriculum offers various tracks of emphasis, which are indicative of the general declarations, visions, or centers of tendencies for the dissemination of modernist aesthetic and artistic precepts. Although fundamentally aimed at an enrichment of life and mind through advanced study in studio art, the M.F.A. course of study is also designed to provide training and experience for those students interested in careers as professional artists.

The graduate program, a three-year curriculum consisting of 60 credit hours of instruction, may be taken leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree in any one of the following seven areas: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, or graphic design. The National Association of Schools of Art and Design has fully accredited the graduate program. A number of graduate assistantships and private studio spaces are available to assist and support students in their pursuit of the M.F.A.



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