Art (Studio)

Program Summary

The Master of Arts is a 30-credit hour program for graduate students wishing to pursue advanced study in art and design areas. The program emphasizes a dynamic mix of cross-disciplinary collaboration and problem-based inquiry. Faculty and alumni from this program are nationally and internationally recognized in their field and become creative risk-takers and leaders in the arts.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: School of Art and Design

Degree(s) Offered: M.A. in Art

Area of Emphasis: Specialization in Studio Art

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials

Artist statement, resume or CV and portfolio.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 April 1 February 1 (Firm Deadline) February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 February 1 (Firm Deadline)
Summer June 1

Contact Us

School of Art and Design
Art Building Room 216
Program website
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-1473

Director of Graduate Studies
Michael Barnes
mbarnes@niu.edu

Application Contact
Michael Barnes
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu

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