Graduate Programs

The Department of Art+Design, Art History and Art Education offers a wide-range of educational experiences and opportunities from specialized graduate programs focused on the needs of current visual arts and design workplaces to programs grounded in the study of advanced Studio Art+Design, Art Education and Art History.


Studio Art M.F.A.

The Studio Art M.F.A. program consists of professional study in a variety of media from painting and sculpture to graphic design and interactive media, alongside art history, graduate seminars, and weekly critiques. The Center for the Arts houses state of the art facilities, studios and gallery spaces that are available for students to execute various projects and exhibitions, including a dedicated gallery for thesis exhibitions.
Read more about the Studio Art M.F.A. program.
Contact: Tonia Matthews, Program Director, Professor


Art Education M.Ed.

The Art Education M.Ed. program is designed to provide opportunities for artistic and scholarly inquiry and specialized research for the practicing art educator. Emphasis is placed on each graduate student customizing a program of study from a wide array of courses that are significant to the contemporary field of art education. The program encourages professional development as artist/teacher/researchers in becoming more effective practitioners and leaders in the field of art education.
Read more about the Art Education M.Ed. program.
Contact: Dr. Jinyoung Koh, Program Director,


Art History Concentration, Professional Studies M.A.

From specialized courses focused on the needs of the current visual arts workplace to those grounded in the history of art, this program offers a wide-range of educational experiences and opportunities. Enroll as a part-time or full-time student, and choose from courses in museum studies and art history. Topics range from museum management and museum education to development and grant writing, as well as seminars in various topics on the history of art.
Learn more about the Art History Concentration, Professional Studies M.A. program.
Contact: Dr. Amy Koch, Program Director, Associate Professor


Interactive Media Design Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The graduate online Interactive Media Design certificate provides professionals, artists and educators the opportunity to advance their interactive media and web design knowledge for today's workplace. Students complete four graduate-level studio art courses, which address the front-end website design and production. The certificate emphasizes visual communication, UX concepts, graphic design theories and practices within the applied context of website and interactive media design.

With permission of their respective program directors students enrolled in the Art Education M.Ed., Studio Art M.F.A. or Art History Concentration, Professional Studies M.A. programs may co-enroll in the graduate online Interactive Media Design certificate as part of their degree program.

Read more about the online graduate Interactive Media Design PBC program.
Contact: Bridget Z. Sullivan, Program Director, Professor