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Graduate Student Support

The FSU Department of Art assists graduate students financially through a variety of teaching assistantships, graduate assistantships, and other types of support.

Assistantships

IMAG0548The FSU Department of Art has technical or teaching assistantships available for our graduate Master of Fine Arts students.  First year students can receive a technical assistantship; qualified students may be offered a teaching assistantship for their 2nd and 3rd years in the program. This is where they will gain knowledge in teaching foundation-level, along with some media courses.  Students must maintain a high level of performance in the program to keep their assistantship status.

Funding and Awards

FSU offers a variety of fellowships and awards through the department and/or through the Graduate School. Below is a small sample of fellowships that could be awarded:

  • Adelaide Wilson Fellowship: This Fellowship is only available to incoming 1st year students. Incoming students need to apply to the graduate program by mid-January to be eligible for consideration. The Fellowship offers $30,000 per calendar year for up to three years.
  • Legacy Fellowship: This Fellowship is only available to incoming 1st year students. Incoming students need to apply to the graduate program by mid-January to be eligible for consideration. The Fellowship offers $10,000 per calendar year for up to three years.
  • Florence Teaching Award: Awarded to graduating 3rd year students. An annual Florence, Italy Teaching Fellowship is awarded in concert with FSU International Programs to one outstanding graduating MFA student. The award includes one semester of adjunct teaching in the department prior to teaching art abroad through FSU International Programs.

University fellowships and research awards are available on a competitive basis.  Please see the Graduate School Funding and Awards website for more detailed information.  Fellowships and awards provide support and valuable experience to graduate students.

Financial Aid

All MFA students are eligible to receive full tuition waivers, though this waiver only covers the cost of tuition and does not cover student and university fees.  FSU also offers graduate students financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. Please see the Financial Aid website for more detailed information.