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Turn your passion for art into a profession. Our Master of Arts in Studio Art program enhances your practical and conceptual skills and prepares you for professional development and advancement. Work alongside our respected faculty as you build your portfolio and gain the credentials to qualify for competitive positions. Our program requires students to hold a high level of competency in their chosen media before entering. Concentrations include ceramics, painting, sculpture, photography, mixed and multi-media. The MA program is the preferred degree for art educators (EC-12). We also offer summer enrollment and courses for those currently teaching.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 Years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

36 Hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: 1.3 SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN STUDIO ART

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A master’s DEGREE IN Studio art

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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: Faculty Spotlight

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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

What you will learn

A master’s degree in studio art will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work with faculty, staff and students who are united in their goal to inspire creativity and foster critical thinking
  • Develop techniques and methods of art-making
  • Produce quality artwork that is both unique and engaged in contemporary culture
  • Gain a deeper understanding of historical and contemporary art
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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: Careers

Careers

Become a respected artist and employee. Earning your master’s degree in studio art opens doors to careers in professional art, business, entertainment, education, non-profit and more. Gaming, film and web design are other avenues for graduates.

Career Possibilities

  • Art director
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Commercial designer
  • Art educator
  • College professor/lecturer
  • Multimedia artist/animator
  • Studio Artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Museum archivist/curator/gallery specialist
  • Product designer
  • Creative arts educational specialist
  • Project creative manager
  • Commercial photographer

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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides the foundation employers are often looking for. Although not required for your degree, internships are an important part of your education experience. These are just a few of the companies that offer opportunities for A&M-Commerce studio art graduate students.

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Art (MFA/MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: FEATURED COURSES

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Course Delivery

Courses are available during the fall, spring and summer. The summer MA program is primarily designed for current art educators but is open to all qualified applicants holding bachelor’s degrees in the visual arts. Students accepted for graduate study in art possess a high level of technical competency in their chosen medium or media, as our graduate courses focus on conceptual development rather than technical instruction.

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Graduate Program Cost

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition and fees for graduate students taking nine credit hours are $3,594 for Texas residents and $6,897 for non-residents.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS International/Domestic Tabs

Admission

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Art (MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: Program Admission Requirements US

You’ll begin with conditional status, allowing you to establish yourself in the program. Your status will change to full admission once you have completed 12 hours of graduate courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Art, MA” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $50 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted provisional status, which means you can enroll in one semester of courses. You will not be eligible for financial aid until you submit all of your documents and are accepted into the program.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].

  • We recommend that you request transcripts for all of your academic work.

Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 overall or 3.0 on last 60 hours.

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a GPA of 3.00 overall.

Postal Alternative

If your institution is unable to submit a digital copy, hard copies may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Attn: Graduate School
PO Box 3011
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Letter of Recommendation

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Statement of Intent

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests, and goals in no more than 500 words. Please mention why you are applying for the MA program.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Electronic Portfolio

Provide the following material;

  • 20 images, clearly labeled with your name, title of piece, medium, dimensions and date completed
    • Examples of sites for building a portfolio include Squarespace.com and Blogger.com

Send portfolio to the Graduate School and Vaughn Wascovich, Graduate Program Coordinator.

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

  • Apply for FAFSA and TAFSA financial aid through the state and federal governments during the admission application process. Use code 003565.
  • Apply for outside scholarships once you are admitted to A&M-Commerce.
  • Check your financial aid and scholarship info through myLeo > Student Resources > Financial Aid Information.

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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Art (MA) Studio Art Emphasis :: Program Admission Requirements Intl.

You’ll begin with conditional status, allowing you to establish yourself in the program. Your status will change to full admission once you have completed 12 hours of graduate courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Deadlines

  • Fall admission consideration: June 1
  • Spring admission consideration: October 15
  • Summer admission consideration: March 15

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

Submit your application through ApplyTexas.

  • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application.”
  • Select “Texas A&M University-Commerce (Commerce)” as your “Target University.”

  • Select “Art, MA” as your “Major.”
  • Pay the $75 application fee.

Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.

  • After you submit your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email within two business days to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.

Step 2. Submit Documents

Submit the following documents after you receive an application confirmation email.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to:
    Texas A&M University-Commerce

    Attn: Graduate School
    2600 S. Neal St.
    Commerce, Texas 75428

We will need official/original documents. If those documents are the only copies you have, the Graduate School can mail them back to you upon request. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Statement of Intent

Request one signed letter of recommendation on letterhead from a professional who can attest to your goals and ability to succeed in the program. That individual should:

Statement of Intent

Describe your preparation for graduate work, your academic interests, and goals in no more than 500 words. Please mention why you are applying for the MA program.

Resume or CV

Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) which includes your academic and professional history and achievements.

Electronic Portfolio

Provide the following material;

  • 20 images, clearly labeled with your name, title of piece, medium, dimensions and date completed
    • Examples of sites for building a portfolio include Squarespace.com and Blogger.com

Send portfolio to the Graduate School and Vaughn Wascovich, Graduate Program Coordinator.

English Proficiency

You do not need to submit test scores if you have completed (all years) of a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited university in the United States.

Request that your scores from one of the following be sent to Texas A&M University-Commerce:

  • TOEFL (Minimum Scores: IBT 79, or CBT 213, or PBT 550)
  • IELTS (Minimum Score: 6.00 band overall)
  • PTE (Minimum Score: 53 overall or higher)
  • Duo Lingo (Minimum Score: 105)

*Scores must be less than two years old.

Official Sponsor Documents

Submit these documents to the Office of International Programs once you have been admitted

  • Official sponsor statement
  • Bank statement from the sponsor with a balance of at least $26,025 USD which is less than 1 year old

Look for application updates in myLeo > Apps > Check Application Status

  • Once an admission decision has been made, you will receive an email to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail.

Step 3. Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 4. Register for Classes

Once registration opens and you are eligible to enroll, your graduate enrollment specialist will contact you to complete registration.

  • View your degree plan in DegreeWorks.
  • To register for classes, go to myLeo > Student Resources > Registration Menu.

Contact your graduate enrollment specialist if you have any questions regarding your degree plan and registration.

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