Embark on the next chapter of your artistic journey in the UMass Amherst Department of Art. Choose from two distinct programs: our competitive, studio-focused Master of Fine Arts or the Master of Arts in Art Education, which centers research and teaching. 

Here, you can transcend the limitations of a single institution. Both programs are embedded within the number one research university in New England and further enriched by the Five College Consortium, granting you access to a wealth of resources and collaborative opportunities with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.

Develop your artistic voice under the mentorship of award-winning artists and researchers within our state-of-the-art facilities. Explore opportunities to take coursework in a wide range of disciplines and other creative arts. We encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to the practice of art and art education and uphold a commitment to building a diverse community and creating learning spaces that affirm the dignity of all people.