Admission To Program

MASTER OF ARTS IN ART (ART EDUCATION )

In addition to the general requirements of the University, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate standing are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 30 quarter units of upper-division art comparable to those required of a major in art at this University. (The Art Department determines which courses are comparable);
  2. Completion of a minimum of 10 quarter units of upper-division studio work in a single area of specialization;
  3. Completion of a minimum of 20 quarter units in art history, a minimum of eight to be upper-division units;
  4. A grade-point average of 3.0 ("B") or better in all art courses taken;
  5. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  6. Completion of one year, K-12 art teaching experience
  7. Admission to the program will additionally be based upon evaluations by the Art Department graduate committee of the following items:
    1. A portfolio review displaying a comprehensive body of work with strong technical abilities and potential for a clear direction in graduate study within the studio area. A portfolio consists of 12–20 images of the applicant's artworks and 12-20 images of applicant students' work in the form of jpegs or on a CD. The portfolio must be accompanied by a typed list of artworks with the applicant’s name, and title, medium, size and date for each artwork.
    2. A two- to three-page typed “Statement of Purpose” describing the conceptual and technical aspects of the artwork in the portfolio and the applicant's reason for seeking graduate studies in art education. This statement should also demonstrate applicant's knowledge of historical and contemporary art in relation to their work. This statement should be carefully crafted and will be used by the committee to evaluate the student's writing and critical thinking skills.
    3. Three letters of recommendation supporting the student's application. Letters should be from professionals and/or educators in art and/or related fields who are able to assess the student's competence and to make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate art program.
    4. Applicants will submit a current Vitae and an interview will be arranged by the art education faculty and/or the Graduate Coordinator. During this interview, applicants will write a short response paper on selected issues in art education.

Applicants who have satisfied the general requirements for admission, but who have deficiencies in prerequisite preparation which can be met by specified additional preparation may be admitted to the program with conditionally classified standing. They will be advanced to classified standing when the Art Department graduate coordinator certifies that they have satisfied all appropriate requirements. Deficiencies must be made up as early in the program as possible, normally within the first 20 units after conditional admission.

Applications to the M.A. in Art, Art Education program are reviewed annually for Fall admission. The completed application deadline is March 15 for both the university and M.A. in Art, Art Education Program.

Contact the Art Department graduate coordinator to request a program application and further information.

MASTER OF ARTS IN ART (STUDIO ART)  

In addition to the general requirements of the university, specific requirements for admission to classified graduate standing are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 45 quarter units of upper-division art comparable to those required of a major in art at this university;
  2. Completion of a minimum of 20 quarter units of upper-division work in the area of specialization for the Master of Arts degree program;
  3. Completion of a minimum of 20 quarter units in art history, a minimum of eight to be upper-division units;
  4. A grade-point average of 3.0 ("B") or better in all art courses taken;
  5. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement;
  6. Admission to the program will additionally be based upon evaluations by the Art Department graduate committee of the following:
    1. A portfolio review displaying a comprehensive body of work with strong technical abilities and potential for a clear direction in graduate study within the studio area. A portfolio consists of 12–20 images of the applicant's artworks in the form of jpegs on a CD. The portfolio needs to be accompanied by a typed list of artworks with the applicant's name, title, medium, size and date for each artwork;
    2. A "Statement of Purpose" one to two typed pages in length describing the conceptual and technical aspects of the artwork and the applicant's reason for seeking graduate studies in art. This statement should also demonstrate the applicant's knowledge of historical and contemporary art in relation to their work;
    3. Three letters of recommendation supporting the student's application. Letters should be from professionals and/or educators in the field of art who are able to assess the student's competence and make relevant comments on the student's likely success in a graduate art program.

Applicants who have satisfied the general requirements for admission, but who have deficiencies in prerequisite preparation which can be met by specified additional preparation, may be admitted to the program with conditionally classified standing. They will be advanced to classified standing when the Art Department graduate coordinator certifies that they have satisfied all appropriate requirements.

Applications to the M.A. in Art program are reviewed annually for Fall admission. The completed application deadline is March 15 for both the university and M.A. in Art Program. Contact the Art Department graduate coordinator to request a program application and further information.

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