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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
    
 
  Sep 16, 2019
 
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

School of Visual Art and Design


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Peter Chametzky, Director
Andrew Graciano, Associate Chair



Overview

The School of Visual Art and Design 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 school seeks to foster and maintain an intellectual and physical environment that encourages and supports research, scholarship, artistic expression, and creative production.

The School of Visual Art and Design offers programs of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Interdisciplinary Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts. The school 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:

Admission

Applicants for a graduate degree in the School of Visual Art and Design must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved and accredited college or university and meet all requirements for admission to both The Graduate School and the School of Visual Art and Design.

Applications deadlines are as follows:

  • Studio Art (MFA and MA): February 1
  • Art History (MA): February 1
  • Media Arts (MA): March 1
  • Art Education (MA, IMA, MAT): March 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission.

Applications requirements:

Requirements that are common to all programs are listed first, followed by program-specific items. Please be sure to fulfill all appropriate requirements.

For all programs:

  1. completion of an online Graduate School;
  2. official transcripts from all institutions attended, including proof of baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  3. two letters of recommendation (at least one from a professor);
  4. 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; or Pearson Test of English (Academic). The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL is 80 (computer-based) or 550 (paper-based); the minimum acceptable overall band score on the IELTS Intl. Academic Course Type 2 exam is 6.5; and the minimum Pearson Score is 59;
  5. measles immunization form (if born after December 1956).

Additional Application Requirements:

Studio Art:

  1. Submission of a digital 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.
  2. Successful applicants to the graduate programs in Studio Art typically have an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale. This number is provided as a guideline; meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission. All parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.
  3. Completion of a written diagnostic questionnaire.

Art Education:

  1. Submission of a digital 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.
  2. Successful applicants to the graduate programs in Art Education typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale and acceptable scores on either the Miller Analogies Test (35 and above) or the GRE (total score of 170 and above). These numbers are provided as guidelines; meeting the minimum GPA and test scores does not guarantee admission. All parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.
  3. Completion of a written diagnostic questionnaire.

Media Arts:

  1. Submission of a digital portfolio.
  2. Successful applicants to the graduate program in Media Arts typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale and acceptable scores on either the Miller Analogies Test (35 and above) or the GRE (total score of 170 and above). These numbers are provided as guidelines; meeting the minimum GPA and test scores does not guarantee admission. All parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.
  3. Completion of a written diagnostic questionnaire.

Art History:

  1. Successful applicants to the graduate program in Art History typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale and acceptable score on the GRE (160 verbal and 145 quantitative, or a combined minimum of 305). These numbers are provided as guidelines; meeting the minimum GPA and test scores does not guarantee admission. All parts of an application are carefully considered in admissions decisions.
  2. Scholarly writing sample.
  3. Statement of purpose.

Programs and Courses

The School of Visual Arts and Design offers the Art Education, I.M.A.  and Art Education, M.A.T. (P-12 Certification)  in conjunction with the College of Education .

Programs

Courses

    Art EducationArt HistoryArt StudioMedia Arts

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