Master'sStudio Art

Wichita State's Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art will help you take your artistic talents—and career—to a higher level. This interdisciplinary program combines research, overseas travel, professional networking and community engagement. You'll enjoy access to internationally acclaimed guest artists, private studio space and financial support through scholarships and teaching assistantships.

Learn how Studio Art is the right fit for you.

Female grad sculpture student in studio.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

For admission into the MFA program, you must:

  • Be admitted into the WSU Graduate School
  • Submit an application, statement of intent and artist's statement to the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries
  • Submit a resume, three letters of recommendation and portfolio

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Students take part in citywide initiative to beautify downtown's Douglas Design District

Sometimes being an art student isn't just about what you get to do on campus. There are a multitude of opportunities to spread your creativity throughout the Wichita area.

Students in the "Introduction to Community & Social Practices" class took part in the citywide 2020 Vision initiative to create a street mural in the Douglas Design District.

Utilizing industrial paint sprayers and large 10x12 foot stencils, the students painted sections of the street in a modern, yet classical design to symbolize a unified community district and celebrates the diversity of the many small businesses and people that call the area home.


To complete this three-year program, every student takes MFA core courses, in addition to the required courses in their chosen disciplines. You may choose from the following disciplines:

  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photo Media
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

You'll also complete a terminal project in order to earn the MFA.

For specific discipline curriculum, click the link below.


An MFA degree in studio art from Wichita State will nurture your creativity and give you the knowledge, skills and connections for successful careers in art, design and education.