The Master of Arts degree program in Art is designed to provide improved artistic skills and technical abilities within the setting of a broadly based liberal arts program. The program offers the students opportunities to improve critical thinking and research skills that apply to art methods, materials and processes.
The program offers the students opportunities to improve critical thinking and research skills that apply to art methods, materials, and processes. Students complete the MA program for many reasons: to extend a teaching license, to prepare for an MFA program, to professionalize their artistic skills, or for personal enrichment.
Students are expected to develop advanced capacities to work independently, make effective artistic, intellectual judgments, and professional decisions in the area of specialization.
Students are expected to develop depth and breadth in required subjects or areas of study. Students must demonstrate to the graduate committee continued growth throughout the program. Graduate students are expected to participate in group critiques at mid semester and at finals.
The Department of Art and Design offers a Master's Degree in Art with a concentration in Ceramics, Drawing or Painting.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Commission on Accreditation has reaccredited the Department of Art & Design at the University of Indianapolis as a full member.
The Accreditation Commission Report included a Commendation: "The Commission commends the institution for its thorough set of application materials."