Department of Art, Theatre and Dance
Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree
Major in Art (Major Code: 5201)
M.A./M.F.A. Degree Requirements
See general and degree requirements below.
NOTE: Graduate students in art may concentrate in the areas of painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing/jewelry, printmaking, sculpture, glass, computer art, two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art and art education.
Program Application Requirements
For all graduate art programs, prospective students must apply to the University, apply to the Graduate School and then complete the following steps for art program approval:
Send all materials by April 10 each year to:
Students who miss the April 10 deadline need to contact the department head at 806-651-2799.
General Information About Graduate Student Status
Students accepted into the art graduate program will be admitted into the M.A. degree program. All graduate students are reviewed each semester and prior to submission of their individual plan of study. Semester reviews will determine whether an art graduate student will remain in the program and whether they will remain as a M.A. degree candidate or a M.F.A. degree candidate. (Consideration for candidacy is possible after completion of 24 hours.) All graduate students are required to work very closely with their major professor in order to schedule each semester’s review, which will normally take place around Nov. 10 for the fall semester and April 10 for the spring semester.
For those graduate students who lack experience or the appropriate undergraduate degree, probationary status and leveling course work is available. Please consult with your studio professor about leveling requirements and probationary status as an art graduate student.
Standard Undergraduate Requirements
In addition to the entrance requirement established for all graduate students to be accepted to major in art, students must:
Students must have completed at least nine semester hours in their intended major studio area of concentration and six semester hours in their intended additional studio area.
M.F.A. Degree in Studio Art (60 semester hours)
Upon completion of 24 graduate art hours, the student may apply for admittance to the M.F.A. program by submitting a portfolio and written statement to the art graduate faculty outlining reasons for seeking the degree.
M.A. Degree (Thesis Program) (30 semester hours)
M.A. Degree (Non-Thesis Program) (36 semester hours)
NOTE: Up to 30 semester hours applied toward the non-thesis M.A. degree in art at WTAMU may also be used to fulfill M.F.A. degree requirements (except ARTS 6394—M.A. Project). Up to 20 semester hours applied to a M.A. degree at another institution may be applied to M.F.A. degree requirements.