Art + Art History Graduate Programs2024-06-05T20:32:34+00:00

Art + Art History Graduate Programs

All degree programs in the Department of Art + Art History are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Department of Art + Art History is a proud member of the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA).

Master of Fine Art Degree

An intensive studio art program focused on the creation of artwork within a contemporary context.

Degree program hours: 60

Who should apply:

Individuals strongly committed to their studio practice.

Items needed to apply:

Completed bachelor’s degree, a portfolio of 20 works that go beyond classroom assignments in quality and conceptual generation, statement of intention and goals for graduate study, Curriculum Vita, 3 letters of recommendation.

Reviewed by the faculty members in Studio Art disciplines.

Career Objective: 

Practicing Artist
University Professor
Creative Industries employment

Note: MFA is accepted as credential for university, college, and K-12 teaching; a State of Florida Teaching Certificate is also required by public schools.

Continuing Education After Completion:  

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is the terminal degree in studio art practice.

Note: Some institutions now also offer a PhD in Art which is a terminal degree with an emphasis in Contemporary Theory balanced with studio practice.

Master of Arts in Teaching Art Education (K-12) Degree

Provides coursework in both art and education to prepare individuals for certification and teaching at the K-12 level

Degree program hours: 54

Who should apply:

Individuals who want to be a K-12 art educator but who are not certified.

Items needed to apply:

A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate study, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, a statement of goals of graduate study, portfolio of 15 images reviewed by the Art Education professor.

Career Objective:

Art educator at the elementary, middle, or high school level in public or private schools K-12.

Continuing Education After Completion:

The PhD and EdD are the terminal degrees in Art Education.

Master of Science in Art Education (K-12) Degree

Provides coursework in both art and art educational organization for teaching at the K-12 level.

Degree program hours: 36

Who should apply:

Individuals who already hold the Florida State certification to teach art, but are desiring to continue their education and increase their position ranking.

Items needed to apply:

A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of upper-division undergraduate study, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, a statement of goals of graduate study, portfolio of 15 images.

Reviewed by the Art Education professor.

Career Objective: 

Art educator at the elementary, middle, or high school level in public or private schools K-12.

Continuing Education After Completion:

The PhD and EdD are the terminal degrees in Art Education.

Master of Science in Art Education (K-12) Accelerated Degree Pathway

Students will be allowed to take up to 12 credits of graduate courses which will apply toward both their undergraduate and their master’s degree program.

Degree program hours: 36

Who should apply:

Undergraduate students who want to be a K-12 art teacher – organized and disciplined students who can manage taking graduate and undergraduate classes at the same time.

Items needed to apply:

Completion of at least 75 credits, 3.2 overall GPA, Portfolio of 15 images.

Reviewed by the Art Education professor

Career Objective:

Art educator at the elementary, middle, or high school level in public or private schools K-12.

Continuing Education After Completion:

The PhD and EdD are the terminal degrees in Art Education.