Visual Arts Program
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 Ms. Gloria Eslinger, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center 3114, 715-394-8010 .
The Master of Arts program in Visual Arts is offered for students seeking a professional degree program in Art Therapy.
Prerequisites for Admission: M.A.: Art Therapy Concentration
Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:
- The candidate for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for Graduate Studies, including graduation from an accredited college or university.
- 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; and semester credits in Psychology including (but not limited to ) psychopathology, abnormal, human growth and development.
- Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.
- 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.
- Statement of reason/purpose (2-3 pages)
- Applications for admission are reviewed throughout the year.
- Be advised that criminal background checks must be passed by many practicum sites and future employers.