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2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

School of Art

M. Teresa Valero

Associate Professors
Whitney Forsyth
Michelle Martin

Assistant Professors
Daniel Farnum
Aaron Higgins
Maria Maurer
Kirsten Olds

Applied Professor
M. Teresa Valero

Applied Associate Professor
Mark Lewis

Graduate Program Advisor
Michelle Martin

For more information about degree offerings, visit the School of Art webpage.

The graduate program in art offers curricula leading to the Master of Fine Art, Master of Arts, and Master of Teaching Arts degrees, with emphases in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, digital media, and graphic design (M.A. only). The M.F.A. degree is considered the professional terminal degree in studio art and is recommended for those individuals seeking professional careers or teaching at the university or college level. The M.A. degree in art is the professional degree for those pursuing careers in art-related fields. The M.T.A. degree is recommended for individuals who are committed to teaching art at the primary and secondary school levels.

Admission. Students must have a B.A., B.F.A., or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant’s transcript must be equivalent to the curriculum requirements of an undergraduate degree in art and any undergraduate deficiencies in art history or studio art must be remedied. A representative portfolio in prints and/or images on CD/DVD-ROM, an artist’s statement, three letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent must be approved by the Graduate Art Faculty and will remain on file in the graduate advisor’s office.

General Requirements. The time limitation for completion of the M.F.A., M.A., or M.T.A. degree is six years. Should the candidate hold an M.A. degree before embarking on the M.F.A. program, the completion requirement is limited to four years. Students seeking candidacy for the M.F.A. degree must complete a residency requirement consisting of no less than nine credit hours in one semester at The University of Tulsa.

Transfer credit of up to six credit hours is allowed for the M.T.A. or M.A. degree and 12 credit hours for the M.F.A., at the discretion of the art program’s graduate faculty. The graduate faculty may extend full credit for hours earned in an M.A. degree toward requirements for the M.F.A.

Learning Objectives

Master of Fine Arts. At the conclusion of the degree, successful M.F.A. degree recipients should demonstrate the following:

  • Achievement of formal and technical proficiency in the medium(s) of choice.
  • Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative research.
  • Ability to locate the work verbally and in writing in the context of contemporary critical and art historical thought.
  • Record of exhibiting work in the professional world and awareness of and preparation for teaching opportunities and professional practices.

Master of Arts. At the conclusion of the degree, successful M.A. degree recipients should demonstrate the following:

  • Advanced level of proficiency and continued development of technical skills in chosen medium(s).
  • Conceptual development of ideas and issues supporting creative work and practice.
  • Ability to articulate the significance of the work verbally and in writing.
  • Understanding of art history and art criticism.

The School of Art also collaborates with School of Urban Education to offer a Master of Teaching Arts with a specialty in Studio Art.  For more information on this degree track, visit Teaching Arts, Studio Art Focus, M.T.A.   




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