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Art, M.A. (studio art)

Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Next start date

August 28, 2017

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Art is as individual as the artist. Our program will help you pursue advanced studies in the visual arts as a means of attaining accomplishment in their discipline that extends beyond that of the baccalaureate degree.

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What you will study: 

As a student in the 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.

  • ART 553 - Twentieth Century Art, credit: 3
  • ART 558 - Native North American Indian Art and Architecture, credit: 3
  • ART 500 - Graduate Studio, credit: 3
  • ART 510 - Graduate Drawing, credit: 3

Read full curriculum in the 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog.

Oswego's program allowed me expand my portfolio by addressing design briefs and presenting full case studies. I especially appreciated the flexibility to explore the craft I wanted to expand, while also pushing me to incorporate new mediums and ideas.
Lily Choi, '15 M'17

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Learning outcomes: 

Our program ensures that graduates have the opportunity to develop their art making to a highly professional level within an academic environment. Throughout your education, you will work closely with a faculty member who will also serve as your mentor. Many graduates of our program have been accepted in esteemed MFA programs.

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Admission Requirements: 
Official transcript
Purpose statement
Two letters of recommendation
Application fee