In addition to the expansive curriculum, students benefit from visiting artist and scholar lecture series, professionalization workshops, teaching opportunities and pedagogical training. Students also supplement their arts curriculum by taking advantage of the vast resources afforded by a Research 1 university, engaging with world renowned researchers or taking courses in a variety of departments. The ASU Museum offers vital opportunities for students to learn from and connect with artists and curators.
The Art MFA program from Arizona State University culminates in a solo thesis exhibition in one of the School of Art's galleries (Step Gallery, Northlight Gallery, Harry Wood Gallery). In addition to offering one of the most affordable MFA programs nationally, students benefit from various funding opportunities, including teaching assistantships as well as scholarships and awards supporting student travel and research.
Current special initiatives in the School of Art, including the Global Art School Futures and Arizona Artists' Oral History Project, add dynamic opportunities for the professionalization, collaboration and immersive learning essential to being an artist in the 21st century.
Master of Fine Arts degree holders have the credentials necessary for teaching courses in their discipline at colleges and universities as well as entering the art market, working in art administration or other competitive creative fields. Graduates of this program also go on to start their own galleries or small businesses, exhibit at notable institutions, and are awarded prestigious grant and residency opportunities.
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- Art of China
- Art of Japan
- Chinese Painting
- Dance, Culture, and Global Contexts
- Design Awareness
- Music in World Cultures
- Latinx Theatre and Film
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Liberal Arts View 450 other Masters in Art History in United States
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- Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 ="A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- current resume or curriculum vitae
- statement of intent
- three letters of recommendation
- proof of English proficiency
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International25200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
National23544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State11720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.