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2003-2005 EIU Graduate Catalog 
    
2003-2005 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Art


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Program Mission:  The Master of Arts in Art program is designed to provide candidates with advanced artistic development, professional growth, and prepare candidates for further graduate study. Areas of studio art concentration include ceramics, jewelry/metalsmithing, drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture and weaving. 

Accreditation: The Art Department of Eastern Illinois University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy for the degree program and option, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”).

  • Candidates seeking the Master of Arts in Art in one of the studio art concentrations must submit 20 slides or equivalent digital media presentations of work, three letters of recommendation, and proof of a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. All students specializing in the studio art concentrations must present their portfolio to the department for examination by the yearly application deadline, and be assigned an official advisor prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit.
Study Plan Approval: The study plan shall be approved by the department and filed with the graduate coordinator within the first semester of graduate study OR prior to the completion of 12 semester hours of graduate credit.

Degree Requirements


Degree requirements for all candidates include those outlined for the master’s degree by the Graduate School (see “Requirements for the Master’s Degree”).

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Art in one of the studio art concentrations may choose either a thesis (30 semester hours) or non-thesis (32 semester hours)

Candidates must participate in one of the annual spring graduate student exhibitions, submit an approved artist’s statement one week prior to the required exhibition, and successfully pass an oral comprehensive examination of ideas, techniques, and formal solutions involved in the artworks displayed at the exhibition. A minimum of 20 slides or equivalent digital media presentations of representative graduate works, completed while at Eastern, must be submitted to the Art Department graduate program prior to the end of the spring semester in which the exhibition takes place.

Curriculum for the 32 Semester Hour Non-thesis Option


(see footnote 1)
25 semester hours of Studio Art coursework (see footnote 2)
7 semester hours of required Art History and Graduate Exhibition coursework:

Curriculum for the 30 Semester Hour Thesis Option


(see footnote 1)
15 to 18 semester hours of Studio Art coursework (see footnote 2)
12 to 15 semester hours of required Thesis, Art History and Graduate Exhibition coursework:

Graduate Assistantships


Information on graduate assistantships may be obtained by contacting the Coordinator of Graduate Studies or Chair of Art Department, EIU.

Footnotes


(footnote 1)  Candidates holding graduate teaching assistantships in the Art Department will include ART 5850 Teaching Practicum in their program of study.
(footnote 2) Studio art electives are selected in consultation with the Graduate Coordinator.

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