Morehead State University

12 months
570 USD/credit
570 USD/credit
570 USD/credit
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Morehead State University's Master of Arts (MA) in Art will expose you to a variety of artistic media, disciplines, techniques and technology as you pursue your interests. This 30-hour degree enables you to choose from three concentrations: art education, graphic design and studio art.


We offer a master degree in Art at the Morehead State University. A concentration in art education offers you a customized program designed to further develop your studio, intellectual and professional background enabling you to grow as an artist, a teacher and a leader. Courses address the historical and contemporary issues in art theory, studio art, and art education, bridging the connection between the individual artistic process and the creative development of your students through enhanced teaching practices.

The graphic design concentration allows you to develop a coherent, investigative and experimental body of work focusing on methodology and the application of the that method to your studio work. You will also learn to reflect on and assess the merits of your work in relationship to visual arts, history, culture and other disciplines.

A concentration in studio art offers professional training for independent, self-directed visual artists. This concentration offers you progressive coursework in your chosen media and critical studio theory. You can focus on a particular area or combine several art areas, including ceramics, computer art, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates pursue further graduate study in MFA and Ph.D. programs. They are also prepared to pursue a wide array of careers in corporate, government, nonprofit and independent sectors including:

  • Art museums/galleries: administration, curatorial, conservation, public relations, exhibit design and preparation.
  • Graphic design: digital, print, multimedia, type, web, illustration, advertising.
  • Education P-12: studio art, fine arts, art history.
  • Independent studio practice: sales, promotion, design, development, freelance.

Programme Structure

  • Art Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • General admission to Morehead State graduate study.
  • Completion of an undergraduate major in art or an equivalent experience with the requirement of supplemental courses.
  • Undergraduate GPA in art coursework of 3.0 or higher.
  • Submission and approval of an art portfolio that supports your plans and objectives for the graduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    570 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 570 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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