The M.A. in studio art is an in-depth exploration of art history and theory that is a foundation for the M.F.A. You’ll develop your artistic skills while you refine your philosophical approach to the discipline.
Preparing You For Success
Throughout the 33-hour, three-semester program, you initiate visual and conceptual concepts and develop them through the mastery of an initial studio concentration and continued growth in a related medium. You must complete the curriculum in one of seven art forms: ceramics, drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture or visual communications. As part of the curriculum, you’re reviewed by faculty after the first semester, then you finish with a presentation, thesis exhibit and comprehensive thesis paper. If approved, you can continue at Bradley to complete the terminal M.F.A.
By the time you graduate, your experiences include:
A 2:1 student-faculty ratio that fosters collaboration on projects
Professional growth and networking through student organizations
Attendance at National Art conferences and symposiums
Participation in community, regional and national art exhibits and events
Making Your Mark
In addition to being preparation for the M.F.A., the degree is an effective path to private studio practice. You may choose not to continue to the terminal degree, or faculty may vote for non-continuance to the M.F.A.
Graduate electives (must be pre-approved University graduate courses, additional graduate studios, seminars) - 3 hrs.
Seminar in art history or contemporary practices - 3 hrs.
Seminar in theory and criticism - 3 hrs.
Thesis (exhibition) - 3 hrs.
Sample program plan information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.