The 30-credit M.A. conveys the precepts of contemporary fine art aesthetics and professional practices directed toward the creation of works of art, the application of creative ideas, and the transmission of knowledge about works of art and their interrelationships.
The M.A. is a practice-oriented degree leading to personal creative development and achievement. The summer residency and blended online offerings are designed to accommodate the working art educator who desires a studio-focused degree. The program is also appropriate for educators seeking to fulfill PDE Level II Certificate requirements.
Individuals seeking admission to the graduate study within the Department of Art must meet the general admission standards and adhere to academic policies established by the School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP.
An applicant must either be a graduate of an accredited B.F.A., B.A., or B.S. in Art Education (M.A. only), or be judged to possess the necessary prerequisite studio proficiency. Admission into the M.A. or M.F.A. program of the Department of Art is based on the nature, extent, and quality of the preparation in studio, art history, criticism, and other academic subjects. If an applicant is deemed to be deficient in any of these particular areas, the graduate committee may require satisfactory completion of certain undergraduate courses.
All of the application materials must be received by the School of Graduate Studies and Research before a review of materials can take place. Students seeking assistantships must apply by the February 15 deadline for priority consideration. Applications are accepted for:
Select one course from the following:
Total 30 credits
1. Courses that can count toward the concentration are:
2. Select two Graduate Studio Courses in concert with M.A. Project goals as approved by the student’s M.A. Project Committee.
3. Student will submit a M.A. Project Proposal and undergo a candidacy review by the Art Graduate Committee upon the completion of 12-15 credits.
4. Elective coursework must relate to your artistic research and requires advisor approval.
5. Educators choosing to use their free electives to fulfill Inclusive Classrooms and/or Standards Aligned Systems (SAS) requirements for Level II Certification should seek advisement from the College of Education for appropriate courses.
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