Art (MA)

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Master of Arts
Art is as individual as the artist. As a student in SUNY Oswego’s Art graduate program, you will have the opportunity to study a variety of media with a Studio Art or Graphic Design emphasis. No matter what emphasis you choose, you will be able to perfect your skills through hands-on experience with state-of-the-art equipment.
Graphic Design emphasis

As a student in the Graphic Design program, you will study contemporary graphic design theory, techniques and application.

SUNY Oswego’s extensive program offers you the chance to tailor your education to your interests, as you can focus on print, web or multimedia design. You will have the opportunity for ancillary study in book arts, illustration, photography and printmaking. 

Studio art emphasis

As a student in the Studio Art program, you will have the opportunity for in-depth study of ceramics, drawing, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture while gaining a greater understanding of the latest developments in art theory, history and criticism. 

Through discussions and critiques, you will be able to show your artwork and your progress through a final exhibition.

Advisors and mentors in your education

Throughout your education, you will work closely with a faculty member who will also serve as your mentor. Graduates of SUNY Oswego’s program continue on to successful careers as professors, gallery workers and graphic designers; many have been accepted in esteemed MFA programs.

Ready to apply?
Admission requirements
Official transcripts showing confirmation of a Bachelor's degree
Purpose Statement
Resume
Two letters of recommendation
Art portfolio displaying at least ten works showing versatility in a variety of media
(CD or printed format)
Application deadline
Rolling Admission
Length of program
30 credit hours
Application Fee
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