Art (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or another degree and equivalent course work. Admission by the Graduate School of the University means only that the applicant has satisfied the academic standards required for general admission. Final admission is determined by the Department based on the following ranked criteria: portfolio, personal interview, academic record, reference letters, and statement of intent.

A minimum of thirty-three credits in art, including at least eighteen credits in the studio major, six credits in electives, three credits in art history, three credits in the Master of Arts Seminar in art, and three credits in Master’s Essay. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts.

This program is offered under the following option:

Plan B: Thirty-three credits in course work, including three credits for an essay.

Candidacy: All graduate students begin their work as Master’s Applicants. After twelve credits have been completed, a Plan of Work must be signed by the faculty advisor and submitted to the Department Graduate Officer. If the student has maintained a 3.0 grade point average and the Plan is accepted, his/her status is changed to Master’s Candidate.