Art Studio offers the Master of Fine Arts degree, a two-year, critically engaged studio program in the visual arts. See our People pages for current faculty members and graduate students, as well as emeritus faculty and alumni.
The Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art Studio, established in 1969, is a two-year, critically engaged studio program that provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary study in the visual arts. As part of a small tight- knit community, students explore a wide range of media and approaches to studio practice. Current faculty members include Shiva Ahmadi, Tom Bills, Darrin Martin, Hearne Pardee, Lucy Puls, Annabeth Rosen, Young Suh, Robin Hill, Tim Hyde and Gina Werfel.
The university is an unparalleled resource in all disciplines of research to broaden and deepen the work of an artist. Graduate students in the Art Studio Program have many opportunities to interact with their peers in Art History, Cinema & Digital Media, Music, Performance Studies,and Design, through facilities/labs, exhibitions, lecture series, and course offerings.
The UC Davis Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture series brings artists, writers and curators to campus. All presentations are free and take place at 4:30 p.m. With the exception of the Nov. 3 lecture all will take place at the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis. The Nov. 3 lecture will be held in Room 107 of the Art Annex.