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Art (Master of Fine Arts), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Fields of concentration are available in the following studio art areas:

Art and Technology, Ceramics, Design and Digital Media, Fibers, InterMedia (mixed media and installation), Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print and Narrative Forms, and Sculpture.

The Master of Fine Arts in Art is a 30-credit program of concentrated study beyond a Master of Science or a Master of Arts degree. It is designed for the student who desires further graduate training as a professional artist or training as an artist-teacher in art schools and universities.

Programme Structure

The Peck School of the Arts’ Kenilworth Square East (KSE) Gallery provides a year-round schedule of exhibitions, with galleries that are housed in the Kenilworth Square East building, a research facility approximately one mile from campus. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Completion of 30 graduate course credits in art, including at least 18 in studio art, as required by the UWM Master of Arts in Art degree.
  • An applicant not holding a Master of Science or Master of Arts degree must also pass a written and oral qualifying examination.
  • Submission of a digital portfolio of 20 slides or with 20 images of original work.
  • Submission of a written personal statement of the proposed program of study.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      24898 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      24898 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • In-State

      11861 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 11861 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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    • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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