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Studio Art, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Graduate students apply in one of the following focus areas: drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, digital imaging, motion design, or photography. Teaching laboratories and studios are equipped with advanced technologies as well as traditional tools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Photography
  • Graduate Painting
  • Graduate Graphic Design
  • Graduate Drawing
  • Graduate Print Media
  • Graduate Digital Imaging
  • Graduate Performance Art
  • Graduate Digital Video and Motion Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines: 1st February for the fall semester

    15th October for the Spring semester

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Application ($35 online, $45 paper)
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Advisor in Studio Art
  • Portfolio of recent work on CD is with 15-20 images (jpeg/bmp/QT/AVI/Flash)
  • Listing the images’ titles, dates, sizes and media (hard-copy)
  • CV/resume
  • Personal statement, addressing:
  • Reason(s) for pursuing admittance into graduate-level study,
  • Reason(s) for choosing UMKC’s Department of Art & Art History as educational institution,
  • Focus of art work,
  • Ultimate professional ambitions, and
  • Why you should be selected for the M.A. program.
  • Three letters of recommendation from art professionals or professors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kansas City

  • 980 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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