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College of the Arts

School of Art

211 Art Building
Tel: 330-672-2192


The Master of Arts and the Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts emphasizes intensive personal investigation and the development of strong aesthetic and conceptual understanding. In addition to time in their own studio, graduate students have opportunities to enhance existing skills and knowledge by observing undergraduate class demonstrations and critiques.  Areas of study within the program are painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture. The M.F.A. is the terminal degree in the studio arts and is a requirement for those who intend to teach fine arts in higher education.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); goal statement(s); three letters of recommendation; curriculum vitae;  a 250-500 word “artist statement"; and portfolio.

Graduation Requirements

M.A.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.

M.F.A.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.


Successful completion of the Candidacy Review Examination is a requirement in every School of Art graduate program. In the studio majors, it is scheduled after half of the program has been completed. Successful completion of the examination designates the student as a candidate for the degree.


National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)