Professional Outcomes for Graduate Students in Art

  • Art student James McNabb's wooden cityscape featured at New Yorker festival

    HE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN:  MFA student James McNabb's spectacular wooden cityscape of the Big Apple was chosen by the New Yorker as the promotional graphic for its 2013 New Yorker Festival.

    It's the Quality of Your Work That Counts

    In your pursuit of a master's level degree, you come to IUP with specific goals in mind. What we focus on is your work, because in the end, it's not the name on your degree that matters-it's the quality of your work. As a result, the work created by students of this program is spectacular, launching our graduates into successful careers as teachers, and as fine and commercial artists.


    With an MA in Art, you will be prepared for:

    • PDE Level II Certification for teaching art K-12
    • Working in galleries
    • Applying to MFA programs
    • Teaching art at community colleges

    With an MFA in Studio Art, consider careers in:

    • Teaching art in colleges and universities
    • Furniture design
    • Woodworking
    • Ceramics
    • Jewelry and Metals
    • Sculpture
    • Painting
    • Drawing