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Your Path To Personal Creative Development and Achievement

The 30-credit Master of Arts in Art is a practice-oriented degree, offered on campus during the summer and online during the fall and winter. 

Designed to accommodate the working art educator who desires a studio-focused degree, it also fulfills the requirements for PDE Level II Certification.

Open to artists who hold a BA, BFA, or BSEd degree and desire to bring their studio practice to the next level. See the full curriculum from the IUP Graduate Catalog.

As a student you will:

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  • Get input from a range of artists from different disciplines in our unique graduate studio critique
  • Learn about the precepts of contemporary fine art aesthetics and professional practices directed toward the creation of works of art
  • Develop an MA studio project, culminating in an MA exhibition
  • Work on your art in your own individual studio (This is dependent on studio space availability)

Choose from these areas of study:

  • Painting – Engage in contemporary approaches and ideas relevant to the medium while cognizant of its masterful traditions and techniques
  • Drawing – Explore in depth the ideas and methods that stimulate conceptual and technical refinement
  • Jewelry and Metals – Work in a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques specific to the discipline
  • Ceramics – Experiment and refine within our newly renovated ceramics studio
  • Sculpture – Innovate and shape the physical world in response to life around you
  • Wood Turning and Furniture Design – Develop your talents and skills in our remarkable Center for Turning and Furniture Design
  • Art Department
  • Sprowls Hall, Room 115
    470 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2530
  • Fax: 724-357-3296
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Summer: Call for an appointment