Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Art (CAGS)

Certificate-G

  • Go beyond your master's degree in art/related field 
  • Ceramics, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, art therapy
  • 24 credit certificate

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In addition to the M.A. and M.F.A. degree offerings, CAGS is offered in response to numerous requests from artists and art educators. It is a 24 graduate credit sequence providing in-depth study in a variety of art areas. It is for those persons who already possess a master's degree in art or related areas, who are highly motivated and self-disciplined, and who wish to pursue further graduate study in a specific area. A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study is awarded at the termination of study. Related fields recommended for Art Therapy and CAGS include psychology, counseling, social work and art education. Art Therapy focused CAGS students who are interested in meeting standards for registering as art therapists with the Art Therapy Credentials Board must take additional credits in practicum experiences and group supervision.

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Accomplished Art Faculty


Dr. Barbara Parker-Bell
Associate Professor of Art

Mark Webber
Assistant Professor

Christine Medley
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Peter Hoffer
Associate Professor of Art

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Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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Master of Arts in Studio Art

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

9 semester hours

ART 546 Design Research

3

ART 600 Seminar
0
ART 642 Art Criticism or 549 Aesthetics 3
ART History elective
3

II. CONCENTRATION IN STUDIO ART

18 semester hours

At least eighteen semester hours must be taken in the chosen studio field.

III. ART ELECTIVES

9 semester hours

The remaining nine semester hours may be chosen from courses offered in studio areas other than the field of concentration.

IV. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION (NO CREDIT)

ART 555E: required of each student at a designated time prior to graduation. This must be an exhibit in the art gallery of Marywood University.

Master of Arts in Art Education

36 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

12 semester hours

EDUC 501 Research Theory
3
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education
3
ART 549 Aesthetics
3
ART History Elective
3

II. CONCENTRATION IN ART EDUCATION

9 semester hours

In the concentration, the student must take a minimum of nine credits of graduate Art Education courses.

ART 590 Current Trends in Art Education
3
ART 592 Professional Practice Skills in Art Education
3
ART 600 Seminar
0
ART Education Elective
3

III. ART ELECTIVES

15 semester hours

The student must take at least 15 credits in graduate studio courses.

IV. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION (NO CREDIT)

ART 555 or ART 555E: Students are required to select one of the culminating experiences at a designated time prior to graduation. It may be a research paper or exhibit.

Master of Arts in Art Therapy

60 semester hours

The Marywood Art Therapy program follows the guidelines of the American Art Therapy Association.

The core curriculum consists of courses in both Art Therapy and Psychology. Thirty-six credits in Art Therapy, nine credits in Psychology, and six credits in studio art are required.

I. REQUIRED ART THERAPY COURSES

36 credits

AT 520 Introduction to Art Therapy
3
AT 529 Ethical Issues in Art Therapy
3
AT 533 Art-Based Research and Assessment
3
AT 534 Multicultural Issues in Art Therapy
3
AT 536 Studio in Art Therapy
3
AT 537 Group Process in Art Therapy
3
AT 540 A,B,C,D Practicum in Art Therapy
3, 3, 3, 3
AT 545 Developmental Dynamics in Art Therapy 3
AT 595 A,B,C Professional Thesis
1, 1, 1

II. REQUIRED ART STUDIO COURSES

6 credits Graduate Level Studio Courses
3, 3

III. REQUIRED PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

9 credits

PSYC 501 Research Methodology
3
PSYC 531 Psychopathology
3
PSYC 532 Child Psychopathology
3

IV. ELECTIVE ART THERAPY COURSES

9 credits

AT 521 Expressive Arts Workshop
3
AT 527 Trauma and Resiliency in Art Therapy
3
AT 528 Psychology of Art
3
AT 530 Art in Special Education
3
AT 531 Introduction to Family Art Therapy
3
AT 560 Art Therapies: Creative Art Therapies in the Treatment of Addictions
3

With permission of the Director of Art Therapy a required course may be waived and replaced by a graduate Art Therapy, Counseling or Psychology course.

The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

3-D (Ceramics, Sculpture), 2-D (Painting, Printmaking, Photography), Graphic Design**, Illustration**)

60 semester hours

I. CORE COURSES

15 semester hours

ART 600 MFA Seminar
0
ART 642 Art Criticism
3
ART 549 Aesthetics
3
ART History
9

II. VISUAL ARTS CONCENTRATION

30 semester hours

Chosen from one of the specific studio areas listed above
30

**The sequence and schedule of courses for these concentrations differ from the other concentrations, with the majority of the residency being required in the summer and significant work continued during the fall and spring semesters in metropolitan areas. This is a customized delivery system for a 60 credit Master of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Arts with concentrations in Illustration and Graphic Design. It was specifically designed for working art directors, ad designers, illustrators and teachers of art who have to budget their time and resources carefully, while continuing their full time occupations. You can continue working at your current job and earn a fully accredited Master of Fine Arts degree at the same time. Interested students should see http://www.marywood.edu/art/graduate-programs/mfa/aboutus.html and contact the Art Department for specific information.

III. STUDIO ELECTIVES

15 semester hours

Chosen from other graduate level studio courses or practicum offerings
15

IV. PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTION

ART 639 A,B Thesis Project, Exhibit
0,0

Specific course sequence, etc. can be found in the Art Department's Handbook for Graduate Students. Interested students should contact the department.

Certificate in Sequential Art and Storytelling 

As part of the Get Your Masters with the Masters MFA Program for Educators and Working Professionals, a low-residency 26-credit Certificate in Sequential Art and Storytelling is offered. By the end of the second Summer, students will produce a publishable full-length graphic novel. In addition, students within the Get Your Masters with the Masters Program may choose this line of study with their concurrent program. 

REQUIRED COURSES: 

First Summer:
ART 642W Rendering Ideas 3
ART 643W Conceptual Exercises 3
Fall Independent Study:
ART 560A Creative Problem Solving 3.5
ART 560B Creative Problem Solving II 3.5
Spring Independent Study:
ART 560C Creative Problem Solving 3.5
ART 560D Creative Problem Solving II 3.5
Second Summer:
ART 644W The Children's Book 3
ART 646W Communication Concepts 3

MFA Degree in Visual Arts

With Opportunity for Study in Florence, Italy

Marywood/SACI MFA Option

The Marywood M.F.A. program offers an option for graduate students in the fine arts to complete a portion of their MFA degree requirements by studying in Florence, Italy. This opportunity is offered through collaboration with Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence. The Marywood/SACI option offers a traditional M.F.A. from Marywood University in Visual Arts, but with a separate eighteen-credit track of study available from SACI in the disciplines of Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture. The 60 credit hours of this M.F.A. option are distributed as follows:

Semester I (Fall) = 12-15 credits at Marywood
Semester II (Spring) = 12 credits at SACI
Summer Sessions (Late Spring) = 6 credits at SACI
Semesters III and IV (Fall & Spring) = 27-30 credits at Marywood

Of the 18 credits taken at SACI, 9 credits may be in the student's area of concentration, and 3 credits may be in Art History. The remaining SACI credits will be studio electives which can be selected from a full range of offerings including: Drawing, Painting, Fresco, Etching, Lithography, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography and Video.

Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) is an Independent American university-level school for the arts, located in the very center of Florence, Italy. SACI is recognized as one of the leading overseas institutions in the areas of studio art and art history. The SACI studios are situated only a moment's walk from many of the greatest works in all of Western Art. Integrated into the SACI program are frequent organized trips that offer access to important cultural sites throughout Italy. All SACI courses are taught in English.

The successful completion of this 60 credit program will earn the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Marywood University.

Gallery

In conjunction with the gallery coordinator, the student will experience the preparation for a visiting artist gallery exhibition in the student’s area of study. Through this experience the student works directly with the artist and curator on publicity, research, production of gallery poster, exhibit administrative duties, and the set-up and display of the actual exhibits.