Studio Art (M.F.A.)

Take your technical and conceptual artistic skills to the next level in the production of art and/or design work.

Graduate Student, Rebecca Mutz
Graduate student working on painting in her studio.

This program is designed to meet your needs if you wish to pursue the study of art as an artist, designer, curator or critic, as a gallery or museum professional, or as a college-level instructor.

You can study painting, photography, interactive media design, digital media, graphic design, illustration, sculpture, printmaking, metalsmithing and jewelry, and interrelated media. The conceptual and ideological bases for artistic endeavors are explored through art history, graduate seminars and weekly critiques.

As a student in the program, you will create, focus, and excel in your craft. Expand your knowledge of art history, art criticism, art theory, aesthetics, and cultural context in general, and in relation to individual original artwork. Through your experience, you will further develop your research and writing skills. View the admission and degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.

WHY TOWSON University?

  • Small classes taught by experienced faculty give you a real opportunity to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates.
  • The Center for the Arts includes three galleries that host exhibitions of important living artists of the past four decades and emerging artists and students. The Holtzman M.F.A. Gallery exhibits new work by graduate students, guests from other institutions and recognized artists.
  • Complete this program as a full-time or part-time student. Full-time students maintain a studio in the department.

Contact Information

Program Director, Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Tonia Matthews

Center for the Arts,

Room 310


Monday - Friday,

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.