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The foundation of my design philosophy for this project stems from cognitive and instructional research on how people are best able to learn from animation. The application of this research forms the basis of my MFA thesis paper "Sci-Candy: Animation-Based Learning and the Next Wave of Science Eduction," a PDF of which can be viewed .

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"Well, what counts as formal? I had the (very horrible) experience of writing my MFA thesis paper and artist statement for my MFA exhibition—including the idea that you are not supposed to use the word 'I' in ANY academic writing."


MFA Thesis Paper Due to Second Reader

MFA Thesis Paper:

Application to the PhD program requires an MFA with a minimum 'B' average, or an MA with studio concentration, as well as presentation of a portfolio of works and a writing sample (MFA thesis paper or comparable peer-reviewed article). Selection committees to adjudicate the submissions are composed of graduate faculty.



Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.


Here are some thoughts and guidelines for writing your MFA thesis paper. First of all, it will be useful to you if you have a clear idea of your paper's importance in the scheme of things.Here are some thoughts and guidelines for writing your MFA thesis paper. First of all, it will be useful to you if you have a clear idea of your paper's importance in the scheme of things.