Department of Art and Design Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

M.F.A. PROGRAMS & FACULTY

The Art and Design department attracts motivated individuals who thrive and flourish in a dynamic creative environment.  The curriculum in each three-year program promotes inquiry and collaboration across the different divisions of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.  The program encourages and supports links to academic partners and resources outside of the department. Invaluable professional experience is also built into many art and design concentrations through internship credits and curatorial opportunities.

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Master of Fine Arts in Design

The Department of Art and Design offers a Master of Fine Arts in Design with concentrations in the following areas:

A sample six-semester schedule for graduate students, in Design, based on the program curriculum, is available for download.

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Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts offers concentrations in the following areas:

  • Ceramics

  • Drawing

  • Electronic Time-Based Media

  • Metals

  • Painting/Drawing MFA Graduate Candidate Photography

  • Printmaking

  • Sculpture

  • Textiles

A sample 60 credit hour course list and six-semester schedule for graduate students, in Studio Arts, are available for download.

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Faculty

The outstanding distinguished faculty in all of the Design and Studio Arts areas strives to create a vibrant community that stimulates intellectual and creative growth in both student and faculty work.  Explore the faculty links below to discover the significant contributions their work has made in their fields:

AD Faculty Directory

AD Graduate Admissions

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Pao Hall - Award Winning Arts Facility

DEPARTMENT OF ART & DESIGN
Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
Purdue University
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
ADinfo@purdue.edu
(765) 494.8662
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Academic Advising Office 
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Undergraduate students
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