Master On Campus

Studio Art

Western Carolina University

36 months
20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MFA in Studio Art at Western Carolina University is an interdisciplinary studio art program and creative research environment where ideas are given form. Through close association with a diverse faculty, visiting artists, scholars, and their peers, students develop a contextual and historical awareness of their practice focusing on exploration, creative research, and art making.


Key facts:

  • The Studio Art degree at Western Carolina University is earned through a 60-credit program structure of coursework, independent creative research, and art production. Through close interaction with our faculty of professional practicing artists, students are given guidance and expertise in a wide variety of media that is rigorously examined, reviewed and critiqued. Students also engage in a broad range of related experiences in contemporary art through programs and initiatives to complement the development of their studio practice. 
  • The MFA at WCU positions students to engage in conceptual strategies towards the independence necessary to navigate as professional artists and creative world citizens.
  • The current generation of students has learned to interface with the world in a whole new way, with the computer and mobile phone, as their main creative and communicative tools. They are fortunate and poised to take advantage of the possibilities and new initiatives across the spectrum of disciplines. Working with different perspectives and knowledge provides a cultural landscape where exciting and unexpected ideas can emerge from the exchange, embracing new forms of inquiry, new technologies, and new production.

Programme Structure

Studio Art curriculum include:

  • Ceramics
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Book-Arts
  • Sculpture
  • Extended Media
  • Public and Integrated Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an accepted foreign credential evaluation service
    • Standardized Tests: GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test results
    • Language Proficiency: Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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