Studio Art (MA)
Art and Design graduate students work closely in a personal studio environment, while benefiting from a highly accessible faculty. A vibrant visiting artist and lecture series provides additional influence and dialogue. Research support and graduate colloquia facilitate cultural and scholarly exploration at national and international venues.
The studio art concentration promotes advanced study in the various studio arts. M.A. studio art students are required to produce a written thesis and, at the graduate committee's discretion, may be required to hold a thesis exhibition.
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Fall DeadlineJanuary 15th
By the Numbers
Facts and figures that make this major unique:
- The graduate program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report with the Ceramics Program at #18. West Virginia University is the only institution in the state that offers professionally-accredited (NASAD) graduate programs including a Master of Fine Art, Master of Art in Studio Art, Master of Art in Art History and Master of Art in Art Education.
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
WVU is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.