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The BGSU School of Art offers four graduate degrees:

Within these programs students will find a broad range of studio and academic disciplines housed in outstanding facilities. These various disciplines are united by a deep commitment to craft, technical development and scholarship sustained by rigorous examination of contextual and conceptual issues informing students' work. In the graduate programs at BGSU, we strive to create a productive community of diverse artists and scholars unified by our commitment to excellence. Students come to BGSU from all over the United States and the world. Graduates of our programs continue to achieve an uncommon level of professional recognition, both in terms of exhibition and publication success and in obtaining college and university teaching positions.

All students accepted into the program with a graduate assistantship are assigned shared studio space. In addition there is a graduate student workroom/lounge with computers and a printer for work with digital imaging or writing papers, graduate student mailboxes, and an announcement board.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Master of Fine Arts in art program is designed to produce professionally competent artists who are aware of the great traditions in art and related cultural fields. The intent of the program is to produce graduates who are more than mere technicians in art. Students receive training in the fundamentals and achieve a level of competence that will enable them to contribute to the field of art. The MFA program prepares students to become either professional artists or teachers of art after receiving the degree.

MFA students may choose from the following majors:

  • Digital Arts (includes Computer Animation, Digital Imaging and Interactive Media)
  • Three-Dimensional Studies (includes Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry/Metals and Sculpture)
  • Two-Dimensional Studies (includes Drawing, Painting, Photography* and Printmaking)

       *Applications in Photography are not being accepted indefinitely.
REQUIREMENTS

For a list of MFA Requirements, go here

ADMISSION

Prospective graduate students need to apply to both the Graduate College and the School of Art. MFA candidates are required to submit a portfolio and application materials by the February 1 deadline.

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Master of Art (MA) in Art History

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Master of Art with in Art History allows students to pursue advanced study in western and non-western art. Art History graduate students receive constant exposure to the various art processes and have ample opportunity to see art in production. Bowling Green's proximity to the Toledo Museum of Art gives students the advantage of close contact with one of the country's finest art collections. Here the art history major may study many excellent examples of art from all periods and cultures, view the museum's changing exhibitions, and attend special lectures and symposia.

REQUIREMENTS

For a list of MA in Art History Requirements, go here

ADMISSION

Prospective graduate students need to apply to both the Graduate College and the School of Art. MA Art History candidates are required to submit application materials by the February 1 (postmarked) deadline.

Applying to the Graduate College
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