College of the Arts
School of Art

About This Program

Unleash your creativity with the M.F.A. in Studio Art. Our program prepares you for a career as an independent visual artist and educator by cultivating and refining your skills in a successful studio practice. You have opportunities to engage in intense personal investigations, develop a strong aesthetic and conceptual understanding, attend seminars and travel. With concentrations ranging from ceramics to glass to textiles, Kent State's M.F.A. provides the perfect springboard to take your career to the next level. Read more...

Contact Information

Program Delivery

  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries*

Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary

  • 5.6% faster than the average
  • 116,300 number of jobs
  • $69,690 potential earnings

Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators

  • 1.0% slower than the average
  • 28,300 number of jobs
  • $52,340 potential earnings

Additional Careers

  • Gallery staff
  • Studio assistants
  • Art handlers


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)

* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes 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.