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

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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.

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Matt Povse
Assistant Professor of Art

Sam Olfano
Assistant Professor of Art

Pamela M. Parsons
Associate Professor of Art

Robert Griffith
Professor of Art
This is just a sample of our Visual Arts faculty - see them all!

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 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


9 semester hours

ART 546 Design Research


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


18 semester hours

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


9 semester hours

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


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.