Art—Studio Art, M.A.
The MA in Studio Art degree is an interdisciplinary program that engages the creative and intellectual potential of each candidate. Graduate students focus on directed studio art practices within a series of specialization courses and assisted by a primary mentor. This degree culminates in a thesis research paper, education research paper, or technical white paper.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
- An application for admission to graduate study and an application for matriculation should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at https://www.njcu.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admissions/graduate-degrees/art-mfa.
- A 250- to 500-word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing your area of planned study. This will also serve as a writing sample.
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 point scale is required for admission.
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably from previous instructors or professionals in Art, sent directly from those making the recommendations.
- Professional resume or CV.
- International students have additional admission requirements; see the Graduate Studies webpage for details.
- The Art Department requires submission of a portfolio containing 20 images of art/design works completed by the applicant. The portfolio images must be submitted in digital form to https://njcu-art.submittable.com/submit. Do not send original artwork.
Students may transfer up to 9 credits, where applicable, to the MA degree.
|Courses in Fine Arts (Select six courses.)||18|
|ART 621||Painting/Drawing Studio I||3|
|ART 626||Studio Sculpture||3|
|ART 627||Printmaking I||3|
|ART 628||Adv.Printmaking(Book Arts)||3|
|ART 641||Life Drawing Studio||3|
|ART 642||Painting/Drawing Studio II||3|
|ART 652||Electronic Works||3|
|ART 659||Experimental Drawing||3|
|Electives: Studio Art, Art Education, or Co-Op (select 3 courses.)||9|
|Design & Crafts|
|ART 618||Ceramic Sculpture||3|
|ART 633||Ceramics I||3|
|ART 634||Ceramics II||3|
|ART 635||Jewelry I||3|
|ART 667||Advanced Ceramics||3|
|ART 668||Advanced Jewelry||3|
|ART 669||Metalsmithing I||3|
|ART 670||Metalsmithing II||3|
|ART 637||Photography I||3|
|ART 638||Advanced Photography||3|
|ART 514||Intercultural Art||3|
|ART 616||Advertising Design||3|
|ART 617||Adv. Advertising Design||3|
|ART 645||Lettering design||3|
|ART 662||Prep. Of Art For Print.||3|
|ART 663||Typography/Desktop Publishing||3|
|ART 664||Illustration I||3|
|ART 665||Advanced Illustration||3|
|ART 520||Foundations & Goals in Art Education||3|
|ART 530||Pedagogy in Art Education||3|
|Honors in Studio Art|
|ART 647||Honors I||3|
|Art History/Theory Courses (Select 3 courses.)||9|
|ART 606||The History of Modern Art||3|
|ART 607||Art of Diverse Cultures||3|
|ART 608||Contemporary Art Seminar||3|
|ART 612||Aesthetic & Critical Perspectives||3|
|Master Thesis 1||3|
|Total Credits: 39|
Submit Thesis Approval Form prior to registering for ART 660.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the MA in Studio Art, students will be able to:
Demonstrate technical proficiency and knowledge of art/design applications in a broad variety of studio art disciplines.
Develop ideas and critically evaluate aesthetic experiences in relation to the social and historical contexts in which they were produced.
Engage in guided independent research that results in a written thesis.
Integrate knowledge of artistic discipline within a field of technical or historical practice.