Master of Arts in Art

The M.A. in Art provides academic preparation for those pursuing professional careers in the visual arts, teaching, museum positions, and will develop critical understanding of art, aesthetics, and cultural education. Students will develop: broad based knowledge and skills in studio media (with emphasis on either two- or three-dimensional); personal aesthetic; understanding of movements and concepts in art history; an ability to analyze formal issues and apply accurate terminology to that analysis; abilities to exhibit knowledge of art historical scholarship and methodology verbally and in written form; abilities to organize an exhibition of their art works.

The M. A. in Art is a 36-hour degree program. Students complete a 9-hour set of Core Courses, 21 hours in one of three tracks (three-dimensional, two-dimensional or art history); and 6 hours of thesis or exhibit.