M.A.- Art; M.A.- Art Education Option, Community Arts Option
The Graduate Program in the Art Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The one year Master of Arts in Studio Art places an emphasis on developing within each student an analytical approach to the creative process, a sense of visual awareness, self-discipline, and a commitment to craftsmanship. The carefully structured graduate program provides each student with the maximum opportunity for personal artistic development and professional growth.
The Art Education and Community Arts Options are online master's programs. The Art Ed program is designed as a 32-hour program blending online courses with intensive studio experiences designed to strengthen the development of certified art teachers and allow them to engage in professional development and graduate studies. The program meets for one week during the summer at the EIU campus for the studio art components of the degree. This program is designed to allow the practicing art teacher to complete a degree in two years.
The Community Arts program is designed to strengthen the development of individuals interested in visual arts education with professional development for the teaching of art in multiple settings. The program meets for one week during the summer at the EIU campus for the studio art components of the degree. This program is designed to allow elementary teachers, special needs teachers, early childhood educators, artists, community workers, museum educators, art center educators and other professionals to complete a degree in two years.