Composition of Review Committee
Each student will have a Review Committee of four faculty who will mentor him/her throughout the MFA program, at least three of whom will be from the Studio Art Graduate Studies Committee. During the first semester, each student will select the faculty members for his/her Critique Committee. Other committee members may include faculty from Art History, Design, or other departments on campus who are GSC members in their departments or UT-affiliated arts professionals. (The Graduate Advisor must approve the addition of a committee member who is a UT-affiliated arts professional). The student will select one of the Studio Art faculty committee members to serve as committee chair. Note: Full committee participation is expected, but if absolutely necessary, a committee can convene with a quorum of three members.
5th Committee Member
Students have the option of adding a fifth committee member by the end of the fourth week of their second semester. The fifth committee member can come from within or outside the Studio Art Graduate Studies Faculty but must be a GSC member in their home department. Alternately, the additional member can be a UT-affiliated arts professional. The Graduate Advisor must approve the addition of a committee member who is a UT-affiliated arts professional.
Committee Advising + Changes To The Committee
Students meet with the Graduate Advisor to discuss selecting possible Review Committee members and Chair. Students submit a Review Committee Members Form to the Graduate Advisor by the first week of November. (Links to all forms are at the end of this document.) A student may change one committee member until 3 weeks prior to the Mid-Program Review takes place but not after, except for the replacement of faculty members retiring or on leave who will not be returning to attend the Review. The Graduate Advisor may serve as a committee member, but not as a Committee Chair.