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Master of Arts

Studio Art

Program of Study

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Take advantage of this 30-credit MA studio art program with the ability to complete all requirements in only one year. During this time, you can work to develop an impressive portfolio that you can use to apply for an MFA or other competitive residency program or use the excellent training from this program to seek teaching credentials to become a K-12 educator.

This interdisciplinary program offers a variety of seminars and practical studio work assignments across a variety of styles, including Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Installation and Photography and Related Media. The Studio Art program provides 24-hour access to private and semi-private studios, well-equipped common work areas and state-of-the-art production facilities. At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to share your thesis in the Boor Sculpture Studio with a reception that is open to the public.


Additional Information

See the Graduate Bulletin for details.

For more information, contact JoAnne Carson at [email protected].

Studio Art

24 Credits

  • Area of specialization (12 credits): painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, or combined media.
  • Art 500 MA Seminar (3 credits)
  • Art 645 Thesis Exhibition (3 credits)
  • Drawing and Related Media (6 credits: Art 505A and 505B)


Art History Electives

3 credits of any 500 level course or above


General electives

3 credits

Career Outcomes

A master's degree in studio art prepares you for a career as a creator, critic, or curator. Alumni job titles include:

  • Photographer
  • Designer
  • Exhibiting artist
  • Commercial art director
  • Gallery director
  • Critic
  • Curator
  • Museum professional
  • K-12 educator
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"My experience at the University at Albany has been exceptional. The quality of the facilities here are fantastic and so is the faculty. They make sure that I have the tools and guidance that I need in order to excel."

- Adrian Lee, '19

New York Times Art Critic is UAlbany Alum

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Admissions Requirements
Deadlines

Fall: January 15 (Early Acceptance)

Early acceptance will ensure that you are competing against a smaller applicant pool for a position in the MA or MFA studio art programs at UAlbany. If invited into our graduate program through early acceptance, you must accept prior to the opening of the general deadline of February 15, or you will be competing alongside the entire applicant pool.

 

Fall: February 15 (General Acceptance)

To be considered for early acceptance, your completed application must be in by January 15. Early acceptance will ensure that you are competing against a smaller applicant pool for a position in the MA or MFA studio art programs at UAlbany. If invited into our graduate program through early acceptance, you must accept prior to the opening of the general deadline of February 15, or you will be competing alongside the entire applicant pool.

Required Application Materials

Available information for International Applicants.

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Student Learning Objectives

Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

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  • Creating:
    • Students will produce artwork that expresses a personal artistic vision.
    • Students will produce work that demonstrates technical expertise.
    • Students will produce work that reflects an understanding of contemporary issues and culture.
  • Evaluating:  Students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary art, ideas, and approaches in both a written and oral form.
  • Presenting: Students will develop skills necessary for successful practice as an artist.
  • Interpreting: Students will demonstrate their abilities to critically interpret works of art within a variety of contexts.
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