The student must begin coursework in the fall semester. The program requires the completion of the following sixty semester hours over a period of two years in residence: thirty-two to thirty-five hours of studio coursework, three hours in art history and/or criticism, eight hours in studio seminars, four hours in professional practice seminar, three hours in a Master’s portfolio report, four hours in a Master’s exhibition seminar, and six hours in approved elective courses in support of the student's studio research. In addition, students must pass a review by faculty committee at the end of each semester. The thirty-hour midpoint review is presented before all studio art Graduate Studies Committee faculty and studio art graduate students while the other semester-end reviews are private. The final review takes place at the thesis exhibition. All students publicly present their work during a colloquium at the thesis exhibition.