Graduate Programs in Art

Please note, the Art, MFA, Studio Track, Art, MA, and Art Education Track, Art, MA are longer accepting new students.

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 in a way that helps you develop professionally, 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.

Art Education Track, Art, MA

  • Designed for Art Educators
  • Online + three-week summer intensive studio sessions
  • 24 months part-time to complete
  • Rolling, open admission
  • Fulfill PDE Level II Certification requirements as an art teacher
  • Apply now for this program, which begins with the summer 2019 semester

Studio Track, Art, MA

  • Develop your portfolio for an MFA program
  • 15-consecutive-month program
  • Teach at community colleges
  • Work in galleries
  • Can fulfill PDE Level II Certification requirements as an art teacher (see also the Art Education Track, which is designed for working art educators)

Studio, MFA

  • Prepare for professional practice and teaching in higher education
  • Prepare for the exhibition of your work in the professional art and design world
  • Three-year program, 60 credits
  • Terminal degree in the field

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 and wood.

The art faculty. With 15 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  and Design Department faculty

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