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  Sep 29, 2023
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]


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Brad Collins, Chair  

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The Department of Art draws upon the strengths of multiple artistic and aesthetic disciplines, newer media, and information technology to provide superior instruction in the visual and media arts. The department seeks to foster and maintain an intellectual and physical environment that encourages and supports research, scholarship, artistic expression, and creative production.

The Department of Art offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Interdisciplinary Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts., and Master of Media Arts. The department is divided into four areas: art education, art history, studio art, and media arts. These areas offer seven separate programs of study leading to advanced graduate degrees.

Art education offers three degrees:

Art history offers one degree:

Studio art offers two degrees with specializations in drawing, ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture (3-D studies), and printmaking:

Media arts offers one degree:


Applicants for a graduate degree in the Department of Art must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved college or university and meet all requirements for admission and be accepted by The Graduate School.

Applications from potential students are reviewed twice yearly; application deadlines are February 10 for art studio; March 1 for the fall semester for art history, media arts, and art education; and November 1 for the spring semester for all areas.

Applications require:

  1. completion of an application packet from The Graduate School;
  2. official transcripts from all institutions attended, including proof of baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  3. acceptable scores on the Miller Analogies Test (35 and above) or the general area of the GRE (800 and above—required for all Art Department graduate programs except for Studio Art);
  4. minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
  5. two positive letters of recommendation from previous professors or work supervisors;
  6. successful completion of prerequisites at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  7. completion of a written diagnostic questionnaire;
  8. submission of a sample of scholarly writing (art history majors only);
  9. submission of a slide portfolio of 20 recent art works reflecting the proposed major and minor areas of concentration;
    Note: The photographic quality of slides will affect the evaluation of work.
    (art studio and art education majors only)
  10. submission by applicants whose native language is not English of a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam; the minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 230 (computer-based) or 570 (paper-based); the minimum acceptable overall band score on the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam is 6.5;
  11. measles immunization form (if born after December 1956).

Programs and Courses

The Art Department offers the Art Education, I.M.A.  and  Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)  in conjunction with the College of Education| .





Art Education

Art History

Art Studio

Media Arts

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