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Master of Arts in Art


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MA in Studio Art

The Department of Art offers a Master of Arts in Art program. This program is quite successful in giving students the time to mature in the development of their artwork, provide valuable work experience in the visual arts through graduate assistantships, and assist in the development of portfolios that enhance the students' opportunity to compete for admission and graduate assistantships in a Master of Fine Arts program.

Accepting Applications for Fall 2017. Admissions deadline is April 1, 2017.

A complete application for the Master of Arts in Art will include a portfolio of 20 images; a goals statement; and three letters of recommendation. Apply here.

The Art Department of Eastern Illinois University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


2017 Graduate Art Exhibition

Tarble Arts Center, Main Galleries, April 15-May 7; opening reception April 14.


A group thesis exhibition presenting works by the 2016 Master of Arts candidates from EIU’s Studio Arts program: Ryan Arteaga, Lindsey Becker, Jeremy Chavez, Ashlynn Frey, Nathan Motsinger, Natalie Pivoney, Lindsay Reveland, Gwendy Stewart and Jacqueline Wright. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the EIU Art Department and the Tarble Arts Center. The A.L.L. Gallery Talk is a co-sponsored event between the Academy of Lifelong Learning and the Tarble Arts Center.



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