Examples of Possible Careers*
Artists and related workers, all other
- -0.2% little or no change
- 13,100 number of jobs
- $65,800 potential earnings
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators
- 1.0% slower than the average
- 28,300 number of jobs
- $52,340 potential earnings
Source of occupation titles and labor data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
The Master of Arts degree in Studio Art serves students with art or design undergraduate experience wishing to continue building skills within a specific studio discipline (textiles, sculpture, printmaking, painting, jewelry/metals/enameling, glass, drawing or ceramics). Students may use the degree to produce a portfolio of work as a pathway to an M.F.A. degree, as an avenue to promotion or advancement in an existing career, or to hone technical skills in a specific studio disciplines for use in industry.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Curriculum vitae
- Goal statement
- Artist statement (250-500 words)
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo test score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Enhance student communication and presentation skills through participation in graduate seminars, critiques and engagement with professional standards.
- Develop deeper awareness of historical and cultural contexts of art and craft production leading to advanced skills of aesthetic judgement and assessment.
- Develop capacities of independent inquiry research strategies, problem solving and self-reflexivity with regard to creation of a body of work.
- Build a strong portfolio to enhance opportunities for further education and/or career and entrepreneurial options.
|Code ||Title ||Credit Hours |
|ART 67199||M.A.THESIS I 2||6|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||32|
Successful completion of the candidacy review examination is a requirement in every School of Art graduate program. In the studio majors, it is scheduled after half of the program has been completed. Successful completion of the examination designates the student as a candidate for the degree.