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Studio Art

James Madison University

24 months
Duration
1184 USD/credit 35520 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 35520 USD/year
452 USD/credit 13560 USD/year
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About

The Studio Art program offered by James Madison University is awarded for a high level of professional competence, so the student will select an emphasis in a studio area. Ceramics, intermedia, metals, painting and drawing, photography, and sculpture are available.  

Overview

The Studio Art program offered by James Madison University aims to challenge and support independently motivated artists in their intellectual, philosophical and artistic development. The graduate program encourages life-long learning, career success and community involvement.

It is 60 hours of graduate credit, including 39 credit hours of studio art, 12-18 of which must be in the concentration and 12 in graduate studio; 12 credit hours in art history, with a minimum of three in modern art since 1945 and three credits of non-Western recommended; and three credit hours in contemporary art theory. 

In the final year of study, the M.F.A. candidate will complete two semesters of thesis, culminating in a thesis exhibition, a thesis monograph, a gallery talk and an oral comprehensive examination. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio 
  • Art History 
  • Modern Art Since 1945  
  • Contemporary Art Theory 
  • Art Education 
  • Art History
  • Art Theory and Criticism 
  • Studio Art 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An artist statement of 500 words or less explaining your principle ideas and motivation engaged in the artwork submitted in your portfolio
  • Brief statement of purpose of 500 words or less explaining why you wish to study studio art at the graduate level
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio of between 10 to 15 items submitted online via School Slideroom within the application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 452 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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