September 6, 2024
  • MFA Committee Form signed and delivered to Kat via email.
    • Committee members may sign this form electronically in Adobe.
  •  Thesis Abstract submitted to committee members
Between September 9 and 27, 2024

Student schedules meeting and meets with full committee

On or before Wednesday, December 18, 2024

Detailed Thesis Outline due to all committee members (see guidelines)

Between January 1 and 24, 2025 

Plan of Study & Final Exam Request completed with Program Administrator

February 28, 2025

Apply for graduation online

March 11, 2025

Plan of Study and Final Exam Request due to Graduate College

March 14, 2025

Final Draft of thesis due to full committee. (see guidelines)

April 1, 2025

MFA Group Show Deadline - Send to Program Administrator

  • Image of your work to be used on group show postcard
  • Your name as you would like it to appear
  • Title of show if different than “UICB MFA Thesis Exhibit”
April Date TDB

Deadline to Register for Commencement:

Between April 14 - 18, 2025
  • Final Examination Meetings
  • 10-20 select images from your thesis work delivered to the UICB Office. These can be emailed or transferred via a pin drive.  300 dpi with 2000px on longest side
Tuesday, April 29, 2025

Deposit of Thesis due to Graduate College by 5pm!

May 9, 2025

UICB Open House and MFA reception

May 15 or 16, 2025

UI Grad College Commencement



February 2 - April 12 - MFA Thesis Shows
2 weeks before MFA Thesis Show
  • 30 postcards delivered to the office if you would like us to campus mail them to our faculty members.
  • All publicity material delivered to the Program Administrator, images and copy for website and social media.
One week before MFA Thesis Show

Show title and your name emailed to Studio Coordinator for vinyl cutting.

During MFA Thesis Show Week

Thesis Defense meeting to be scheduled during your MFA Thesis Show Week