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Graduate Programs

Take your art to its highest level

Work within a collaborative environment to expand your approach to art, challenge your innovation, develop your skills within and across media and processes, and realize your individual vision.

Whether your goal is to teach art at the university level, fulfill your certification requirements as an art teacher, or create a body of work ready for exhibition at professional galleries, the graduate art programs at IUP have the facilities, faculty, and culture to help take your art to its highest level.

The MA in Art

This one-year program enables you to:

  • Develop your portfolio for an MFA program
  • Teach at community colleges
  • Work in galleries
  • Fulfill PDE Level II Certification requirements as an art teacher

The MFA in Art

This three-year program prepares you for:

  • Professional practice and teaching in higher education
  • Exhibition of your work in the professional art and design world

The IUP difference

Cross-disciplinary collaboration. While you specialize in a discipline, art faculty and students from other art disciplines critique your work within a collaborative studio environment. 

Balance between the fine arts and the traditional craft arts. In addition to our strength in the more popular fine arts, we have a commitment to highly specialized programs of study such as metal, wood, and fiber.  

The art faculty. More than 17 full-time members—a carefully chosen group of renowned scholars in their specialties, internationally respected artists covering a broad range of disciplines, and commercially successful designers—are dedicated to teaching you. We do offer a few assistantships. Learn more about the Art Department faculty

Galleries and museum. Faculty and students exhibit works in galleries that also host national and international exhibitions. 

  • 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.