Master of Arts in Art
  • Faculty Review

    At the end of the first 12 semester hours of graduate course work taken at Adams State College, a faculty review of the student’s progress will be conducted. Continuation in the program is dependent upon the outcome of this evaluation. The recommended courses in this 12-hour block include AR 503-Research for the Visual Arts, AR 508-Drawing, and six hours selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor.

  • Comprehensive Examination

    A comprehensive examination is not required by the Department of Art.

  • Course Requirements

    In addition to the following core, concentration, and elective courses, the faculty may require students to address deficiencies by taking undergraduate courses that will not apply toward the master’s degree. A minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework is required.

  • Thesis

    All candidates for the Master of Arts degree in Art must successfully complete a thesis, which consists of a body of creative work. The thesis will be mounted as an exhibition at Adams State College and will be accompanied by a supporting paper. Students will defend the written document and body of work in an oral examination administered by the faculty committee. A representation from the thesis exhibition will be retained by the Department of Art as part of its permanent collection.

  • Required Core (18 hours)
  • Major Concentration (9 hours)

    Concentrations are available in ceramics, drawing, fiber, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

    • (The fibers courses are not available this academic year. As faculty are available, the courses will be offered. Please contact the Art Department at 719-587-7823 to check on the status of these courses.)
  • Elective Courses (9 hours)

    These courses may be any graduate-level course but must be chosen in consultation with the advisor. At least six hours of electives must be courses from the concentrations listed above.