Studio

DEGREE OFFERED

  • M.A. in Fine Arts Education
  • Option: Studio

CAMPUS OPTIONS

Main Campus (Union, NJ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Fall:        June 1
Spring:   December 1

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master of Arts in Fine Arts Education: Studio Option is designed primarily for individuals interested in advanced work and professional development in the studio arts.  The degree provides an essential means for practicing art educators to upgrade their professional profile and substantively increase their earnings.  Many school districts provide funding for this pursuit.  The M.A. degree also advances an “area of artistic specialization” for each student, leading to gallery-ready work and the establishment of personalized, artisan-based and potentially marketable commodities.  These exciting areas of specialization include drawing, painting, printmaking, jewelry/metals, textiles, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and furniture.

The 33 credit program is designed to engage each student in graduate level study characterized by enhanced skills development and conceptual understandings, which culminate in the form of a professional thesis exhibition.  Many enrolled students are working artists, teachers and professionals. Although demanding of qualitative work, the program provides enough flexibility to take courses at the pace which best accommodates their individual lifestyles.  In certain cases, students have completed the program in two years, however a minimum of three years should be expected as the number of credits taken per semester and rate of progress will vary among students.  Interviews are held throughout the calendar year, by appointment.  Students may begin taking courses in either spring or fall semester. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the University’s admissions requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0*
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Departmental portfolio review — please submit your online portfolio through Slide Room at kean.slideroom.com
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Professional Resume/CV
  • Departmental interview may be required
  • TOEFL (for applicants whose native language is not English)

*Candidates who believe their record warrants further review should reach out to the program coordinator to discuss their candidacy.

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK

  • 30 hours of art courses at the undergraduate level

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 33 credits
  • Graduate exhibition

REQUIRED ART EDUCATION – 9 CREDITS

FA 5000

Studies in the Creative Process

3 credits

FA 5998

Advanced Seminar in Fine Arts Education I*

3 credits

FA 5999

Advanced Seminar in Fine Arts Education II*

3 credits

 *Exhibition seminars

SPECIALIZATION – 15 CREDITS

Five courses within the chosen areas of fine arts

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES – 9 CREDITS

Three courses selected with advisement

TOTAL OF 33 CREDITS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM

 

FOR INFORMATION REGARDING APPLICATION

Please contact one of our
Graduate Admissions Counselors

Program coordinator

DR. JOSEPH AMORINO
Vaughn-Eames (VE-430)
T. 908.737.4403     
jamorino@kean.edu

 

 

Updated 12/10/13