Graduate M.A. Program
The Art & Design Graduate program offers the Master of Arts degree
The program is a 30 semester hour course of study.
The graduate program in the School of Art & Design leads to the Master of Arts degree. It offers an in-depth and individualized course of study. The program provides opportunities for the K-12 art educator seeking Master’s Degree to develop advanced expertise in art education, art history, and studio arts. The M.A. degree can also be used in preparation for further, more advanced, graduate studies. It is the goal of the School of Art & Design to encourage, foster, and provide academic rigor and artistic excellence.
Graduates of the Master of Arts degree program in Art & Design are often already involved with a career in art education and many of them return to teaching art in the schools. Other successful graduates are working throughout the nation and abroad as school arts administrators, museum educators, art curators, and directors of community art centers, state arts agencies and non-profit arts organizations. The M.A. is also a step on the way to a more advanced degree such as the M.F.A., Ed.D., or Ph.D. Of those who have elected to pursue these degrees, many are now teaching at colleges and universities in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. Several graduates have gone on to careers in related fields such as art and the law, entertainment, management, publishing, and new technologies.