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In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. Coursework is primarily of an applied or performing nature with the program often culminating in a major work or performance. This article is about academic degrees. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...

Common fields of study include Theater, Creative Writing, Filmmaking, and Visual Arts. The MFA is a terminal degree, and sufficient for permanent, tenured appointment to professorships in appropriate departments at colleges and universities. At present there are very few doctoral degree programs in these fields, but the DFA, or Doctor of Fine Arts, often awarded as an honorary degree, is being introduced as an earned degree at some schools (for instance, the the Yale School of Drama, for dramaturgy and dramatic criticism). Other universities are developing PhD programs in fields such as Creative Writing, Visual Arts and Theater. Because of the large number of MFA degree holders relative to available full-time teaching positions, new doctoral-level programs may provide a temporary employment advantage to their earliest graduates and might recruit on this basis. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle &#8212... Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from technical writing. ... A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... A terminal degree is the generally accepted highest academic degree in a field of study. ... Yale School of Drama traces its roots to the Yale Dramatic Association, the second oldest college theatre association in the country, founded in 1900. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...

Programs generally require a bachelor's degree prior to admission, but many do not require that the undergraduate major be the same as the MFA field of study. The most important admissions requirement is often a sample portfolio or a performing audition. A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...

The MFA differs from the MA in that the MFA, while an academic program, centers around practice in the particular field, while programs for the MA (which is normally insufficient for regular professorial appointments in most schools) are centered on academic study of the field. A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ...

In the discipline of the visual and plastic arts specifically, the College Art Association has written guidelines[1] setting MFA standards.

MFA Programs in Creative Writing

The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ... Columbia University is a private research university in the United States. ... Columbia College Chicago is the largest arts communications college in the United States. ... Chatham College is a small (1,200 undergraduate and graduate students) liberal arts college located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias neighborhood Squirrel Hill . ... The MFA Program for Poets & Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a graduate creative writing program. ... The University of Massachusetts (commonly referred to as UMass) is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... The Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[4] is a public research university located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida. ... Hollins University is a four-year institution of higher education, a private university located on a 475-acre campus on the border of Roanoke County, Virginia and Botetourt County, Virginia. ... The Program in Creative Writing, known more commonly as the Iowa Writers Workshop, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa is the preeminent college and graduate-level creative writing program in the United States. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Roosevelt University downtown campus (Auditorium Building) Roosevelt University   Roosevelt University is a four-year, private institute of higher education with full service campuses in Chicagos Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg. ... Missing image University of Houston logo University of Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a nationally recognized doctoral degree-granting, comprehensive research university located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... Goldy the Gopher is the team mascot The block M logo for Minnesota The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, and Southern California), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Sarah Lawrence College is a private, liberal arts college located in metropolitan New York City, about a thirty-minute train ride north of Manhattan. ... The University of Texas–Pan American, part of the University of Texas System, is located in the city of Edinburg. ... Warren Wilson College is a small liberal arts college located just a few miles east of downtown Asheville near Black Mountain Highway. ... The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is a public university located in Wilmington, North Carolina. ...

Academic degrees
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Associate's degrees (U.S.) AA, AAS, ABA, ABS, AOS, AS, AMusA (Australia), ASN
Foundation degrees (U.K.) FdA, FdEd, FdEng, FdMus, FdBus, FdSc, FdTech
Bachelor's degrees AB or BA, BAcy, BAdm, BAgrEc, BArch, BBA, BBus, BCom or BComm, BCS, BCL, STB, BD, BDent, BDS, B.Ed., BEc, BEng or BE, BSBME, BFA, BHSc, BGS,BHE, BHK, BID, BJ, BTh, BLibStud, BLIS, BMath, BMedSc or BMedSci, BMus, BSN, BPE, BPharm, BS or BSc or SB, BSc(Agr) or BSA, BSocSci, BSW, BTech, LLA, LLB, MB ChB or MB BS or BM BS or MB BChir or MB BCh BAO, MA (Cantab.), MA (Dubl.), MA (Hons), MA (Oxon.)
Master's degrees AM, M.Ag MArch, MA, MAT, MALS or MLS, MS or MSc, MSt, DEA, MAcy, MALD, MApol, MPhil, MRes, MFA, MTech, MBA, MBI, MBT, MComm, MCA, MDes, MTh, MTS, MDiv, MEd, MMT, MPA, MPD, MPS, MSN, MProfStuds, MJ, MST, MSW, MPAff, MLIS, MLitt, MPH, MPM, MPP, MPT, MRE, MTheol/ThM/MTh, STM, LLM, MEng, MSci, MBio, MChem, MPhys, MMath, MMS, MMedSc or MMedSci, MMus, MESci, MGeol, MTCM, MSSc, BCL (Oxon), BPhil (Oxon), ThM
Licentiate degrees: Lic Arts, LDS, JCL, STL, SSL, LSS, PhL
Specialist degrees EdS, SSP, CAS
Engineer's degrees AE, BE, BME, CE, CE, ChE, EE, CpE, ECS, EnvE, IE, MSE, ME, NavE, NuclE, Ocean E, SysE, Eng
First-professional degrees BDent, BDS, LLB, MB ChB or MB BS, MArch, MFA, AuD, DC, DCM, DDS, DMD, JD, MD (US), DPT, ND, OD, DO (US only), DP, PodD, DPM, MDiv, MHL, DVM, PD, STB
Doctoral degrees PhD, DPS, EdD, DEng, EngD, DEnv, DBA, DD, JCD, SSD, JUD, DSc, DLitt, DA, MD (out of US and Canada), DMA, DMus, DCL, ThD, PharmD, DrPH, DPT, DPhil, PsyD, DSW, JD, LLD, LHD, JSD, SJD, JuDr, STD, DMin

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