Master’s in Studio Art
The Master of Arts in Studio Art provides students with a firm foundation in critical theories and trends as well as the practical application and problem-solving involved in creating works of art. Students are exposed to various approaches in the field, provided with a historical overview of the field, and introduced to the principles of a wide range of studio disciplines and experiences, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, critique, thesis exhibition, and more. No matter what particular discipline inspires you, our online master’s in studio art can help you build the knowledge and body of work that can propel you into a creative career.
Lindenwood’s flexible, online MA in studio art enables you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities so you can pursue the analysis skills and valuable insights needed to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.
A graduate student in the College of Arts and Humanities may take only one tutorial or independent study course and may enroll in a maximum of nine graduate credit hours per semester. A student may not receive graduate credit for any course designated as a dually-enrolled course if that student received credit for the undergraduate version of that course.
Program at a Glance
Cost per Credit
Curriculum for our online master’s in studio art is designed to provide a better understanding of what it takes to start and succeed in a variety of artistic careers. Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate a wide variety of relevant professional and interpersonal skills. Some of these courses include:
- Research Methods in Art
- Graduate Projects in Art – 3D
- Figure Drawing
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), students who work in the field of special effects and 3-D animation earn an average salary of $78,790 per year. Those who work as fashion designers earn an average salary of $77,450 per year. Those are just a couple of the career paths you can pursue with your graduate-level studio art degree. When you speak with our advisors, we can help you set your sights on the right professional outcome as you plan for success in our online master’s in studio art program
Applications are initially reviewed by the Office of University Admissions to ensure all university admissions standards are met. Graduate admission decisions will be made once all steps have been completed.
In addition to the requirements of all graduate students, applicants to the College of Arts and Humanities should complete and/or submit the following documents and information:
- Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
- The official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required if GPA is below 3.0.
- Three academic and/or professional references.
- 1,000-word statement of purpose describing applicant’s goals.
- Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work.
The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
Studio art describes artmaking performed in a studio or controlled environment. Mediums such as ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture are specific examples.
The length of studio courses depends on the program. At Lindenwood University, we offer MA in Studio Art courses in ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture that are three credit hours each.
Students are expected to have some form of body of work that expresses their talents and area of focus for their studies.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.