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  Oct 26, 2020
 
GRADUATE CATALOG 2013-2014 
    
GRADUATE CATALOG 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Art, M.A.


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The Department of Art offers the Master of Arts degree in studio art, which includes studies in two-dimensional arts such as painting and drawing, and the three-dimensional arts including sculptures and ceramics. There is no M.A. degree in the areas of applied design such as graphic design or interior design. For graduate studies in graphic design, please refer to VISUAL ARTS & GRAPHIC DESIGN, M.F.A. in the Graduate Degree Programs list in the Graduate Catalog. There is no graduate program in interior design.

A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work is required for the M.A. degree. All candidates for the M.A. must:

  1. Meet the undergraduate course requirements for admission to the graduate program in art:
    • baccalaureate degree in art or have the equivalent undergraduate preparation in art (contact the Graduate Coordinator of the Department of Art for information on equivalency of preparation).
    • six semester hours of undergraduate art history.
 

(Specific undergraduate requirements in English and history do not apply to the M.A. in Art.)

Also required are:

  • portfolio or slides or digital images of representative art work in studio art, approved by appointed graduate art faculty.
  • statement of purpose setting forth a personal philosophy and professional objectives
  • interview as required by the Department of Art
  • approval for admission by appointed graduate art faculty.
  • submit a resume.
  • complete the Application for Graduate Admission form and return it to the Graduate Office.
  • enclose a $35.00 application fee.
  • have one official copy of all transcripts sent directly to the Graduate Office.
  1. GRE Requirement: A scoring range of 146-150 or greater (equivalent to 400-450) on the verbal section, and a 140-141 or greater (equivalent to 400-450) on the quantitative section of the GRE is required for most graduate programs. Students in an M.A. program who have not obtained the necessary scores on the G.R.E. after two attempts may, with the permission of the Chair of the Department of Art, take ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement. Students lacking the GRE examination can receive only provisional admission. The GRE test must be taken prior to earning six semester hours of graduate credit. Failure to obtain the necessary GRE scores as required by the Graduate School will result in termination of the student’s provisional admission status unless the student has completed ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement.
  2. Have 12 semester hours (or 2 high school credits plus Intermediate Level at university level) of course work in a foreign language before admission to candidacy. Another option available to satisfy the language requirement is submitting acceptable score-levels showing second-year proficiency on the CLEP (College – Level Examination Program) in French, German or Spanish. Contact the Counseling and Testing Center for CLEP information and registration material. A student may attempt the CLEP twice; and if after two testings, a satisfactory score has not been made, a locally-administered test may be arranged. If a satisfactory score has not been made after the locally-administered exam, the foreign language requirement must be met by passing the intermediate-level language course(s). Cost of the locally-administered exam is $30.00. The language requirement must be met before a student accumulates twelve semester hours of graduate course work toward the Master of Arts degree.

International Student Admissions

The following exceptions to admissions procedures of Mississippi College may be made for international students applying for graduate study for the Master of Arts in Art:

  1. The GRE (Graduate Records Examination) score is required by the Graduate School but regular admission may be granted to international students without the GRE score. The GRE test must be taken prior to earning twelve semester hours of graduate credit. Students in an M.A. program who have not obtained the necessary scores on the G.R.E. after two attempts may, with the permission of the Chair of the Department of Art, take ART 6507 - Research Topics in Art History: Artists , or ART 6508 - Research Topics in Art History: Periods or Styles  successfully in lieu of the G.R.E. score requirement. Failure to obtain the necessary GRE scores as required by the Graduate School or credit for ART 6507  or ART 6508 , will result in termination of the student’s program.
  2. The interview may take place upon arrival at Mississippi College.

 

Master of Arts in Art (M.A.) Program of Studies


A minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate work:

MA candidates must complete the following course requirements:

1. Nine semester hours from the following list of core courses:


2. Twenty-one semester hours in either:


Two-dimensional or three-dimensional concentration, selected in consultation with the graduate coordinator.

3. Upon completion of the program of studies:


The Master of Arts candidate shall exhibit artwork demonstrating competence in the studio concentration. The candidate is required to pass an oral comprehensive examination at which time artwork will be presented.

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