The M.A. in Studio Art is particularly useful to individuals with an undergraduate degree in visual arts who want to continue studio work in a classroom setting under the tutelage of an instructor. It also provides an advanced degree program for public school art educators who are required to augment their initial certification with graduate-level study.
The program consists mainly of evening courses in the fall and spring semesters that convene in beautiful and well-equipped studio facilities. We also offer day and evening classes in the summer for those who wish to accelerate their progress. Our instructors are experienced and fully certified to teach at the college level; more importantly, they maintain active studio practices and exhibit their work regularly.
Classes are offered in painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics; summer offerings include courses not offered during the fall and spring semesters. Students plan their own course of study and may choose to concentrate in one particular medium or distribute their choices among the four major areas. As students move through the curriculum, engagement with their instructors becomes more individualized and students’ work grows more independent.
At the conclusion of the program, students have developed a strongly personal body of work that is gathered into a final portfolio. Participation in a culminating exhibition is strongly recommended. Required courses account for 12 of the 36 credits students need to graduate. Students choose the remaining 24 credits according to their personal interests, including elective options.