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  03 March 2011
What is the Difference?

Hello everyone,

There are two options of 3D Modeling, Animation, and VFX program, MA and MFA.

Can someone please tell me what is the difference between MA (Master of Art) and MFA (Master of Fine Art)?

Thanks in advance

  03 March 2011

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Individuals wishing to receive advanced training prior to becoming a practicing musician, dancer, artist or writer often choose an MFA program. With a more intense focus on art courses (65-85 percent) and less focus on liberal arts courses (15-35 percent), the MFA provides more hands-on experience for aspiring artists. The MFA is a 2-year or 60-credit program.

Master of Arts (MA)

The MA focuses approximately 50 percent of the course work on liberal arts and 50 percent on visual arts. An MA may be completed in as little as 1 year or 30 credits.

Hope this helps,
  03 March 2011
If you have any inkling of wanting to teach, go with the MFA big time. Plus, it will be far heavier on the traditional art. An MFA is a terminal degree in art and can be used for tenure track positions across the world.
  03 March 2011
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