University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peck School of the Arts - Art and Design
Graduate Studies in Studio Art
MA- Masters of Art
MFA- Master of Fine Art
The Department of Art & Design offers a Master of Arts (MA) degree and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree, 30 credits and 60 credits respectively. The graduate program encourages interdisciplinary activity and exploratory models of thinking and production. Theory and practice are closely linked through Graduate Seminars and Art History offerings, as well as a very active Visiting Artist and Scholar program. Graduate students are encouraged to explore an area of study in depth and to experiment across media and discipline, with encouragement and opportunities to explore hybrid processes, as well as engage in the history and traditions of art.
The graduate program is interdisciplinary. Students may focus in one specific area of concentration, or expand into other areas of research. Students choosing a specific concentration area may take courses across studio disciplines. The InterMedia concentration is intended to be an integrated focus that combines two or more disciplines. Students may focus within the following broad categories:
Art and Technology. Ceramics. Fibers. Design and Visual Communication. InterMedia (integrated/mixed media and installation)
Jewelry and Metalsmithing. Painting and Drawing. Photography. Print and Narrative Forms. Sculpture
The program is structured to ensure a broad and balanced integration of media, processes and concerns allowing a rich combination of tradition and innovation. Engagement with disciplines outside of Art & Design and within the local, national, and international community is also encouraged, expected and supported. The hallmark of the department is its commitment to diverse ideas and approaches to art that foster an experimental attitude in keeping with contemporary art practice.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
International Student Requirements:
An undergraduate major in art including at least 40 studio credits and at least 45 academic credits outside the major.
Please visit UWM Center for International Education and UWM Art and Design MA/MA page for international application requirements.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: Master of Fine Arts
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999