250.010 – MFA Evaluation Rubric

Revised: September 2015

1.    Time on Task:
The candidate must spend a minimum of 45 hours on task, including mentoring, to receive one graduate credit. Time exclusions include: project planning in conjunction with advising, Retreat reviews, and pre-registration discussions regarding project proposals.

1.    Growth in individual art practice:
The Committee evaluates the project under consideration for evidence of a Candidate’s progress in refining craft and other elements of facture specifically related to the their art forms. This is an assessment of progress as it relates to work a Candidate has previously submitted for critique. This element of evaluation is reviewed with regard to the following dimensions:

3.    Development of Creative Vision:
Whether the project under consideration is of a studio or an academic nature, the Committee requires that it contribute to the overall artistic maturation of the Candidate. Therefore, The project must be deemed not only relevant in this regard but is of a quality exemplary of graduate-level work. This element of evaluation is reviewed with regard to following dimensions:

4.    Capacity for self-evaluation, critical thought and discourse:
The committee makes judgment regarding the development of skills of critical reflection based on a Candidate’s participation in critiques of work, reviews of academic papers, and the appraisals of project self-evaluations. This element of evaluation is reviewed with regard to the following dimensions: