Graduate Programs

The School of Art & Design offers a Master of Arts degree with both on-campus and hybrid delivery options. You can focus on Studio Art, Art Education, or Art History in our on-campus program, or select our low residency M.A. program specifically designed for current art educators.

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On-Campus Master of Arts

Art Education, Art History, Studio Art

The Master of Arts in Art & Design offers an in-depth and individualized course of study with coursework emphasizing Art Education, Art History or Studio Art. Studio coursework includes ceramics, computer art, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, metals, and sculpture. Art History offerings focus on global visual arts, the nature of materials and media, as well as the content and contexts of art.

Students may also pursue trans-media and interdisciplinary topics by combining many of the above choices in the program’s 18 elective hours. The M.A. degree can be used in preparation for advanced graduate study in the Studio Arts, Art Education, or Art History. It is also a valuable for those seeking careers in museums, art centers, and commercial galleries. 

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Low Residency Master of Arts

Art Education

The low residency program is designed for current art educators who wish to build upon their credentials while developing as artists, teachers and leaders in the field of art education. You will learn from expert faculty connecting theory and practice in research methods, curriculum development, critical analysis, aesthetics, studio processes and other current issues within the discipline. The program allows synthesis of personal talents and interests into an in-depth and individualized Master's degree.

Coursework is delivered online during the fall and spring semesters and includes a 4-week summer on-campus residency, allowing you to get back in the studio. In these summer courses you can formulate your research, actively extend your studio practice and connect your learning to the K-12 classroom.

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