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.

  • Course Requirements

    A minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework, consisting of 18 hours required classes, 9 hours of your major concentration, and 9 hours of electives, is required. These courses vary depending on the area of concentration (see below).

    • Ceramics/Metalsmithing/Sculpture Concentration
      • Required Courses (18 hours)
      • Major Concentration - 9 hours in one of the following areas: Ceramics, Metalsmithing, or Sculpture
      • Elective Courses (9 hours)
        • At least 3 hours must come from one of the following areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.
        • A maximum of 6 hours may be transfer credits that must be approved by the department chair of Art.
    • Drawing/Painting Concentration
      • Required Courses (18 hours)
      • Major Concentration - 9 hours in Drawing or Painting
      • Elective Courses (9 hours)
        • At least 3 hours must come from one of the following areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture.
        • A maximum of 6 hours may be transfer credits that must be approved by the chair of the Art Department.
    • Photography/Printmaking Concentration

    In addition to the course requirements, the faculty may require students to address deficiencies by taking undergraduate courses that will not apply toward the master’s degree.

     

  • 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.