Master of Arts: Art
The Master of Arts program in art requires a minimum of 38 s.h. of graduate credit. The degree is offered with majors in ceramics, design, drawing, intermedia and video art, metalsmithing and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
The required 38 s.h. includes at least 16 s.h. in a major studio area; 8 s.h. in a minor studio area from one of the M.A. majors that offer at least 24 s.h. in studio courses; 3 s.h. in the history and theory of art, excluding readings and directed studies; and 3 s.h. in theory, history, criticism, or philosophy, earned in courses inside or outside of the school.
M.A. students must hold a B.A. or B.F.A. in art equivalent to that offered by The University of Iowa. Undergraduate deficiencies, if any, may be made up concurrently with graduate study but do not count toward the graduate degree requirements.
M.A. students undergo a division-wide review for M.A. candidacy by the faculty during the third semester in residence. All except painting and drawing students must submit a written artist's statement.
M.A. students choose the written thesis or nonthesis option in consultation with their area advisor. They may earn 1 s.h. for writing a technical or substantial thesis by registering for 01A:302 M.A. Written Thesis, with approval of the thesis supervisor. Thesis credit earned in an M.A. program is not applicable toward M.F.A. requirements.