Course Descriptions

Admissions Requirements

    M.A.: Arts Administration Concentration

    M.A.: Art Education Concentration

    M.A.: Studio Art and Art History Concentration

    M.A.: Art Therapy Concentration

Degree Requirements

    M.A.: Arts Administration Concentration

    M.A. Art Education Concentration

    M.A. Art History Concentration

    M.A.:  Studio Art

    M.A. Art Therapy Concentration

 


 

Visual Arts

 

The University of Wisconsin-Superior offers a graduate program in the visual arts which leads to the Master of Arts degree. The faculty contact for this degree program is Mr. Tim Cleary, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, HFAC 3102, (715) 394-8391.

 

Master of Arts Degree in Art

The Master of Arts program in Art is offered for students seeking a professional degree program in Arts Administration, Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, and Art Therapy. The requirements for the degree have been designed to allow for flexibility to suit the needs and goals of individual candidates.

 

700-Level Courses

Candidates must meet the minimum required for University Graduate Studies. 700-level courses in Art may be attempted only with permission of the major advisor and the instructor of record. Coursework parallels content at the 600 level with additional research and conference requirements. Students must be meeting regularly with their graduate committee.

 

Admission Requirements

 

Prerequisites for Admission:

M.A.: Arts Administration Concentration

 

1.         Bachelors degree in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, Art Therapy, Arts Administration or areas of art outside of the Visual Arts approved by the faculty.

 

2.         BUSI 370 Principles of Marketing or equivalent.

 

3.         BUSI 405 Small Business Management or equivalent.

 

4.         COMM 350/550 Public Relations or equivalent.

 

5.         Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s work and potential.

 

6.         Statement of purpose defining degree focus and internship proposal.

 

Prerequisites for Admission:

M.A.: Art Education Concentration

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

 

1.         The candidate for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for Graduate Studies, including graduation from an accredited college or university.

 

2.         The candidate must have an undergraduate major in Art or must have completed the equivalent of the Art Foundation courses as specified in the Bachelor of Science degree requirements for Art in this catalog.

 

3.      Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.

 

4.                  Art  Education candidates must submit a slide portfolio showing basic proficiency in drawing, painting, and three dimensional media. Other media, i.e. photography, ceramics, etc., may be included. Fifteen to 20 images of individual pieces suggested.

 

 

Prerequisites for Admission:

M.A.: Studio Art and Art History Concentration

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

 

1.         A bachelor's degree in Art from an accredited institution with a minimum of 60 quarter hours or 40 semester hour credits in Art. At least 20 semester credits of the bachelor's degree work should be in studio courses.

 

2.         Completion of a minimum of six semester credits in Art History.

 

3.         Presentation of a portfolio of representative studio work with emphasis in the applicant's area of specialization. The portfolio should contain either 20 color slides in transparent plastic holders or a CD with 20 images of work. Each image must represent an individual art work, with the exception of three-dimensional work, which may be represented with two images. All slides must be sent to the department chair and will be returned following the review.

 

4.         Two letters of recommendation from college art faculty who are familiar with the applicant's work and potential.

 

5.         Deadline for application for Fall semester enrollment is the previous April 1. Applications received after April 1 will be considered as vacancies allow.

 

6.         Applicants who do not meet the above prerequisites may be admitted with the approval of the Art faculty following their satisfactory completion of deficiencies.


 

Prerequisites for Admission:

M.A.: Art Therapy Concentration:

Student applicants may be admitted to the program upon completion of the following minimum prerequisites:

 

1.         The candidate for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for Graduate Studies, including graduation from an accredited college or university.

 

2.         Art Therapy candidates must have 18 semester credits of Studio Art and 12 semester credits in Abnormal and Development Psychology. (Deficiencies may be taken at UW-Superior before or during first 12 months of attendance.)     

 

3.         Two letters of recommendation from college faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s work and potential.

 

4.         Art Therapy candidates must submit a slide or CD portfolio showing basic proficiency in drawing, painting and three-dimensional media. Other media, i.e., photography, ceramics, etc., may be included  Fifteen to 20 images of individual pieces suggested.

 

 

Degree Requirements

 

Degree Requirements:
M.A.: Arts Administration Concentration

In consultation with the major advisor, candidates will form a graduate committee of three. This advisory committee must meet at least once each semester. Graduation is subject to the final approval of the graduate committee. The minimum requirements for the degree include a total of 30 semester credits of approved course work to include the following:

 

1.         Graduate Visual Arts Studio – Eight credits or other advisor-approved focus.

 

2.         Graduate Art History – Nine credits to include minorities Art History (minorities: African American, Latino, Native American, Women.)

 

3.         Two credits of ART 790 Graduate Seminar.

 

4.         Two credits of University Gallery Practicum.

 

5.         Eight credits of arranged internships.

 

6.         One credit of ART 799 Graduate Terminal Project exhibition with supporting paper or thesis.

 

Degree Requirements:

M.A. Art Education Concentration

In consultation with the major advisor, candidates will form a graduate committee of three. This advisory committee must meet at least once each semester. Graduation is subject to the final approval of the graduate committee. The minimum requirements for the degree include a total of 30 semester credits of approved coursework to include the following:

 

1.         Nine credits in Art Education from among the following courses:

ART 735      Research in Art Education - Arranged.

ART 781      Art for Special Education.

ART 784      Development of Creative Functioning.

ART 782      Art for the Gifted and Talented - Arranged.

 

2.          Two credits of ART 790 Graduate Art Seminar.

 

3.          Three credits Art History.

 

4.          Nine credits graduate-level Studio Art.

 

5.          Six credits of Cognate Courses from related areas such as Art Therapy, Art History, Psychology, Counseling, Communicating Arts, or Teacher Education.

 

6.          One credit ART 799 Graduate Terminal Project. Requires approval of major advisor.  Choice of thesis or exhibition with supporting paper. Final oral comprehensive related to the thesis or exhibition. If the thesis is chosen, an appropriately bound copy  of the thesis is to be submitted to the Visual Arts Office.

 

Graduate candidates for teacher certification must fulfill all undergraduate requirements for certification. Deficiencies must be corrected along with the completion of program graduate requirements.

 

Degree Requirements:

M.A. Art History Concentration

In consultation with the major advisor, candidates will form a graduate committee of three. This advisory committee must meet at least once each semester. Graduation is subject to the final approval of the graduate committee. The minimum requirements for the degree include a total of 30 semester credits of approved coursework to include the following:

 

1.         Twelve credits in Art History.

 

2.         Six credits studio area.

 

3.         Six credits related courses approved by the major advisor.

 

4.         Two credits Graduate Art Seminar.

 

5.         Four credits Art Thesis. Scholarly project carried over two semesters, two credits each semester.

 

Degree Requirements:

M.A.:  Studio Art

In consultation with the major advisor, candidates will form a graduate committee of three. This advisory committee will meet at least once each semester. Graduation is subject to the final approval of the graduate committee. The minimum requirements for the degree include a total of 30 semester credits of approved course work to include the following:

 

1.         Nine credits of Art History.

 

2.         Two credits of Graduate Art Seminar.

 

3.         Three credits of related courses from: Art Education, Art History and/or courses outside of Art approved by the advisor.

 

4.         Twelve credits within a field of Art concentration.

 

5.         Three credits of Art electives.

 

6.         One credit ART 799 Graduate Terminal Project in the form of an exhibition, with a supporting paper.

 

Degree Requirements

M.A. Art Therapy Concentration (Limited Enrollment)

In consultation with the major advisor, candidates will form a graduate committee of three. This advisory committee must meet at least once each semester. Graduation is subject to the final approval of the graduate committee. The minimum requirements for the degree include a total of 48 semester credits of approved coursework to include:

 

1.          Nine credits of Studio Art (on advisement)

 

2.          Eighteen credits of Art Therapy:

             ART 702 Art Therapy Seminar and Tutorial Lab

             ART 735 Research in Art Therapy

             ART 750 Psychology of Art (sec 1)

             ART 783 Art Therapy Fundamentals

             ART 784 The Development of Creative Functioning

             ART 785 Art Therapy Techniques

 

3.          ART 698: One credit of Art Therapy Practicum. 100 hours of supervised art therapy practicum involving observation and practice in the preparation for internship. (By permission of the instructor only.)

 

4.          ART 798: Six credits of Art Therapy Practicum . 600 hours, supervised by art therapy internship over at least two academic terms. (By permission of instructor only.)

 

5.          Nine credits of related courses from Art Therapy electives, Art Education, Counseling, Psychology, Ecopsychology or Art History. (On advisement only.)

 

6.          Three credits of a Master’s Paper related to an area of the Art Therapy concentration and approved by the instructor. Committee of three required.

 

7.          Two credits Graduate Art Seminar.

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Course Offerings: Consult the Art Course Descriptions section of this Catalog.