2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Art (Studio) M.A.

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(32 credits minimum)

The master of arts is a non-terminal, preprofessional graduate degree, recognized by NASAD and CAA. Contact the Department of Art for the policies and procedures for the M.A. degree. Options for studio concentrations include: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and sculpture-wood/studio furniture.


  • 18 graduate credits in art approved by the student’s advisor.

Other Requirements:

6 graduate credits taken outside of the department; an initial review of the student’s creative development is required after the completion of 12 credit hours and no later than the completion of 15 credit hours; a mid-point review is required after the completion of 20 credits. These reviews are conducted and evaluated by the student’s advisory committee.


  • 5 graduate credits of course work approved by the student’s advisor.

Culminating Experience:

The master of arts course of study culminates in a research paper, creative presentation, or final visual project.


A minimum of one-half of all credit hours must be taken in courses numbered 600 or higher.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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