Visual Arts Program

Visual Arts Top of Page

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers a graduate program in Visual Arts which leads to the Master of Arts degree. The faculty contact for this degree program is Mr. Tim Cleary, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, HFAC 3102, (715) 394-8391 .

Master of Arts Degree in Art Top of Page

The Master of Arts program in Visual Arts is offered for students seeking a professional degree program in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, and Art Therapy. The requirements for the degree have been designed to allow for flexibility to suit the needs and goals of individual candidates.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

Prerequisites for Admission: M.A.: Art Therapy Concentration
 

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

  1. The candidate for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for Graduate Studies, including graduation from an accredited college or university.
  2. Art Therapy candidates must have 18 semester credits of Studio Art including (but not limited to) 3 semester credits each in drawing, painting, and clay; and9 semester credits in Psychology including (but not limited to ) psychopathology, abnormal, human growth and development.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.
  4. Art Therapy candidates must submit a compact disk portfolio showing basic proficiency in drawing, painting and three-dimensional media. Other media, i.e., photography, ceramics, etc., may be included. Fifteen to 20 images of individual pieces suggested. The quality of the portfolio will be assessed by UW-Superior Visual Arts faculty as a measure of the candidate's likelihood of success in the program.
  5. Statement of reason/purpose (2-3 pages)
  6. Deadline for application for Fall semester enrollment is the previous April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as vacancies allow.
  7. Be advised that criminal background checks must be passed by many practicum sites and future employers.

 

Prerequisites for Admission: M.A.: Art Education Concentration

 

No admission to Program after May 27, 2014.  Program suspended.  Current students in good standing have until August 27, 2017 to complete program.

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

  1. The candidate for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for Graduate Studies, including graduation from an accredited college or university.
  2. The candidate must have an undergraduate major in Art or must have completed the equivalent of the Art Foundation courses as specified in the Bachelor degree requirements for Visual Arts in this catalog.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.
  4. Art Education candidates must submit a compact disk showing basic proficiency in drawing, painting, and three-dimensional media. Other media, i.e. photography, ceramics, etc., may be included. Fifteen to 20 images of individual pieces suggested. The quality of the portfolio will be assessed by UW-Superior Visual Arts faculty as a measure of the candidate's likelihood of success in the program.
  5. Statement of purpose (2-3 pages)
  6. Deadline for application for Fall semester enrollment is the previous April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as vacancies allow.
  7. Interview required.

Prerequisites for Admission: M.A.: Art History Concentration

No admission to Program after May 27, 2014.  Program suspended.  Current students in good standing have until August 27, 2017 to complete program.

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Art Therapy, with a minimum of 60 quarter hours or 40 semester hour credits in art.
  2. At least nine credit units of the Bachelor's degree work should be in art history courses.
  3. Art or art history related writing sample or research paper (any length you choose, but not more than 20 pages)
  4. Two letters of recommendation from college art faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.
  5. Statement ofpurpose (one page maximum).
  6. Deadline for application for Fall semester enrollment is the previous April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as vacancies allow.

Prerequisites for Admission: M.A.: Studio Art Concentration

No admission to Program after May 27, 2014.  Program suspended.  Current students in good standing have until August 27, 2017 to complete program.

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

  1. A bachelor's degree in Art with a minimum of 60 quarter hours or 40 semester hour credits in Art. At least 20 semester credits of the bachelor's degree work should be in studio courses.
  2. Completion of a minimum of six semester credits in Art History.
  3. Presentation of a portfolio of representative studio work with emphasis in the applicant's area of specialization. The quality of the portfolio will be assessed by UW-Superior Visual Arts faculty as a measure of the candidate's likelihood of success in the program. The portfolio should contain a compact disk with 20 images of work. Each image must represent an individual art work, with the exception of three-dimensional work, which may be represented with two images.
  4. Statement of purpose (one page maximum)
  5. Two letters of recommendation from college art faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.
  6. Deadline for application for Fall semester enrollment is the previous April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as vacancies allow.