Art M.A.

There are two areas of specialization for the M.A. in Art:

Master of Art (M.A.) in Art History

The MA in Art History focuses on research in the historical and cultural context of visual art. It prepares students for advanced graduate work at the Ph.D. level, and careers in art-related professions in museums, galleries, arts organizations and conservation departments.

Master of Art (M.A.) in Studio Art

This degree requires fewer credits than an M.F.A while still providing a graduate experience.  While not designed for those wishing to pursue a professorship after school, it includes many of the crucial features of our graduate program.

Master of Art - Art

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Degree Requirements - Art History

15 CREDITS: ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM (400-level or higher)

 ARTH 400X or 500X Art History (research paper included)

3

ARTH 503 Critical Theories in Visual Art I

3

ARTH 509 Critical Theories in Visual Art II

3


16 CREDITS: ALLIED FIELDS & STUDIO ART (400-LEVEL OR HIGHER)

500X or higher (Allied Field)

3

500X or higher (Studio)

3

PEDAGOGY & PRE-CANDIDACY

ARTZ 504 Pre Candidacy

1

ARTZ 506 Pedagogy

3

THESIS WRITING & METHODOLOGIES

ARTH 699 Thesis Writing

3

ARTH 698 Methodologies in Art History

3

Comprehensive Exam

1

Degree Requirements - Studio Art

9 CREDITS: 6 CREDITS IN ART HISTORY AND THREE CREDITS IN CRITICAL THEORY

 Graduate Level Art History

3

400 or Graduate Level Art History

3

ARTH 350 Art Criticism

3


12 CREDITS INDEPENDENT STUDIO RESEARCH

Independent Graduate Research

Variable

12 CREDITS: PEDAGOGY, PROFESSIONAL, OPEN ELECTIVES AND THESIS CREDITS

ARTZ 504 Pre Candidacy

1

400 Level Open Elective

3

ARTZ 699 Thesis Exhibition

2

ARTZ 697 Thesis Paper

1