Programs of Study
Studio Art (Clay, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Printmaking)
- Develop your talents
- Build a foundation for professional growth
- Study with outstanding art practitioners
- State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
The Master of Arts program is intended for graduates of schools and departments of art/art education who want to develop their talents as studio artists, illustrators and designers. Marywood’s MA in Studio Art can give you the opportunity to develop your conceptual and technical skills as professional artists. You can build a foundation for further professional growth and increase awareness of your role in contemporary society.
More About This Degree
- Learn more about this program or visit the Visual Arts website.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Courses: Available courses in this department
- 36 Credit Hours Required
- This program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Marywood University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Pamela M. Parsons
Chair, Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Graduate Painting
Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Photography
Associate Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Printmaking, Foundations
Professor of Visual Art, Area Coordinator - Undergraduate Painting, Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series, SACI Study Abroad Coordinator
Classes are held in the Shields Center for Visual Arts and the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, both equipped with the latest computers and 80,000 square feet of studio/gallery space.
Marywood’s Art Galleries provide the Marywood community and northeastern Pennsylvania with noteworthy cultural events. The Mahady Contemporary Gallery, located on the first floor, is a spacious and dramatic setting for the display of artwork. The Suraci Gallery, located on the second floor, maintains Marywood’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts.
The Shields Center for Visual Arts houses the Maslow Collection, which includes over 500 works from 178 artists including prints by noted artists Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Robert Rauchenber.
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Graduate Admissions Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
- Completed application
- Official, sealed transcripts
- Two or three letters of recommendation
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36 semester hours
I. CORE COURSES
9 semester hours
|ART 546||Design Research||3|
|ART 642||Art Criticism or 549 Aesthetics||3|
|ART History Elective||
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.