The Master of Arts Degree in Art

The Master of Arts degree in Art provides the opportunity for students to pursue advanced studies in the visual arts as a means of attaining accomplishment in their discipline that extends beyond that of the baccalaureate degree. The graduate program is designed for highly motivated students, emphasizing intensive, self-directed study, and small group instruction, within a chosen area of study: Studio Art (drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, or new media), Art History, or Art Education. 

With prior approval, programs with multiple concentrations may be arranged. Innovative courses with up-to-date information are offered by an outstanding group of faculty comprised of accomplished artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The M.A. in Art program challenges students to cultivate excellence and to recognize excellence within their discipline; to develop a voice as an artist, designer, educator, or scholar, while increasing awareness of how that voice fits within the larger context of culture and society.

Graduate Student Lesley Batty's 2009/2010 thesis exhibition
Graduate Student Lesley Batty's 2009/2010 Project Exhibition.

 

To apply to the M.A. in Art program, first apply to the university for Graduate Studies through Cal State Apply. The deadline to apply through Cal State Apply for Fall 2018 admission to the M.A. in Art program admission is April 1, 2018 for Domestic Students.  For International Students please consult International Admissions.

Go to: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/gradstudies/

Supporting admissions documents, such as Transcripts, TOEFL scores (for international admissions), and other scores must be mailed to the appropriate graduate admissions office:

Domestic Students mail documents to:

California State University, Fresno
5150 N. Maple Ave. JA 57
Fresno, CA 93740-8026

International Students mail documents to:

California State University, Fresno
Attn: International Admissions
5150 N. Maple Ave. JA 56
Fresno, CA 93740-8026

M.A. in Art Program Additional Requirements:

The M.A. in Art Program requires additional materials to be sent to the Department of Art & Design in the form of a Portfolio. New Applicant Portfolios are reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Group and used to determine acceptance to the Program. Portfolios (including images of art work or research writing samples, letters of recommendation, curriculum vita, statement of intent, etc,) are to be submitted no later than 2 weeks after the deadline to apply for graduate standing at the university through Cal State Apply. For details on Portfolio Requirements by area, go to http://www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/artanddesign/degrees-programs/ma-art/requirements.html

The deadline for receipt of portfolio materials for consideration for Fall 2018 admission is April 15, 2018.

Portfolio materials should be emailed to:  lmeyer@csufresno.edu

Or mailed to:

California State University, Fresno
Dept of Art and Design
ATTN: Laura Meyer
5225 N. Backer Ave., M/S CA 65
Fresno, CA 93740