MA in Art

A master's degree in Art from Webster lets you personalize your learning experience and provides the knowledge and skill to turn your talent and passion into a lifelong profession.

Students focusing on art history and criticism will be prepared to enter PhD program in the field, and will have the background in art historical research and contemporary criticism necessary to work in art museums and galleries.

The MA in studio art degree is an initial professional degree, comprised of a series of class/studio and independent experiences to enhance and develop individual studio practices. This is an ideal degree option for students intending to seek admission to competitive MFA programs, as an advanced degree for secondary art teachers, and as a culminating educational pursuit in its own right.

By design the MA in Art program admits only a limited number of students. Typically there will never be more than a few graduate students admitted in any given area and much of the instruction by its nature is individualized. The program is therefore considered very selective.

Applicants should demonstrate advanced preparation through portfolio review, previous coursework, and résumé. A student admitted into the program will be assigned an advisor from the art faculty.

Points of Distinction

  • Internship opportunities with St. Louis' leading arts institutions provide students with practical and meaningful arts centric business experience.
  • Teachers and guest speakers from the professional arts world share insight and offer practical solutions that can be immediately applied at work.
  • Individual instruction, and flexible scheduling make it possible to make an immediate impact on the art community.

Art Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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