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The Department of Art, Architecture and Art History, STUDIO ARTS Program offers two graduate degrees: the M.F.A. Degree in Studio Art, and the M.A. Degree in Art Education.

STUDIO ARTS

The M.F.A. program in Studio Arts is intended for students who are committed to becoming professional artists and who want an intensive, full time, 60-credit hour, in-residence preparation for a career in art. The program is organized to be completed in three years. The graduate program in Studio Arts is interdisciplinary. We accept students on the basis of their work and we do not operate under the rubric of discrete disciplines for graduate students. Applications are accepted and reviewed once a year, with a deadline of February 1st.


Application Guidelines
Only work completed within the last three years should be included, and at least half (10) should be work made in the last twelve months.

The following specific instructions must be strictly adhered to regarding the submission of your application.

1. Written materials will be submitted online through the Graduate School Application page. Click the 'apply now' under quick links.

There you will create an account, fill out all requested information and submit a single pdf application of:

- Resume / CV

- Artist Statement

- Slide Listing: title, date, medium, dimension (H x W x D) and description if needed

- If the Graduate School asks for transcripts, please include those also.

2. Visual materials
Guidelines:

Please submit 20 images saved as a single pdf. All portfolios will be projected for review.
Each images should fit standard screen dimensions, please ensure all images fill as much of the screen as possible.
DO NOT include more than one image per page.

Make sure each images is 1024 x 786 pixels at 72 dpi.

If possible, project images to preview them before submission

Video submissions should be uploaded to a remote sitesuch as Vimeo.com, and links to files should be included in Portfolio Submission pdf.
Please DO NOT upload video files to the submission folder as there is not enough memory to accommodate them. Video files uploaded to the submission folder will be deleted and will not be viewed.

Please limit video submission to no more than 10 minutes TOTAL running time. Works longer than ten minutes or multiple submissions should be excerpted to fit running time.

Download Sample pdf

Please title your image portfolio submission using your name as follows: Lastname_Firstname.pdf

Once complete, please email pdf of IMAGES ONLY to:

gradadm@grad.umass.edu

 

 

ART EDUCATION

MA ART EDUCATION PROGRAM 2013-2014

The MA in Art Education provides students opportunities to advance their practice as artists, teachers and researchers.  Students in the MA Art Education program have two options:  Option 1 is a program for candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree in Art (or the equivalent based upon faculty review) and who wish to teach visual arts in preK-8 and 5-12 public schools at the Initial licensure level.  Option 2 is a program for candidates who are currently licensed to teach art and wish to pursue an advanced degree in Art Education with an emphasis on research and extended study in studio arts, art history, education and Art Education.

The MA Art Education licensure program is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Art Education General Information


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