"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together." John Ruskin (1819-1900) author, artist.

OpenHouseImageEffective Spring 2017 - No new students will be accepted into this program while it is undergoing a revision. Students interested in pursuing an MFA may consider the Independent Film and Digital Imaging, M.F.A. Program.

Current students will complete the program of study identified here.

"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together." John Ruskin (1819-1900) author, artist.

Employment of artists and related workers is expected to grow 12 percent through 2018. Source: "Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition"

Developing Individuality
Art is a phenomenon that shapes perception, embodies emotion, communicates attitudes and expands the boundaries of human experience. Artistic expression is the exploration of intellectual curiosity, the growth of technical proficiency and the establishment of an innovative community. Art is a foundation upon which human expression rests. 

Outstanding Preparation
The GSU Master of Arts in art stresses intellectual curiosity, self-discipline and technical proficiency. With course work in painting, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, sculpture or ceramics, you can become a mature artist in command of the medium and capable of expressing an individual view. Classes in art history treat art objects as historical documents related in subject, style, technique and material to other works of art. The classes also help us interpret the context and purpose of art objects. Courses range from contemporary international and regional artistic expressions to those of ancient America, Africa and Asia. The master's program includes a graduate exhibition or presentation of an art history thesis. 

Professional Success
As a graduate you are prepared to become a practicing artist or to find a career in the art world as a critic, curator or professional educator.

Program Fact Sheet

  • Stacy Crook

    Stacy Crook

    Many of the faculty were adjuncts and had real world experience. They were able to bring what they were doing in the field into the classroom. I already had my MBA and experiences at firms like Jackson National Life and Northern Trust when I got to Governors State, but my time there really helped me to move forward. After graduation, AAM promoted me from Assistant Vice President to Vice President. I further advanced to Director of Investment Accounting in 2017.

  • Ting-Wang

    Dr. TJ Wang, Associate Professor of Accounting

    I have always told my students, ‘You’ll never know until you take the first step.’ During my tenure at GSU, I have seen many first-generation students who have taken their first step towards getting a BSA and/or MSA and made a better life for themselves. ‘Anything is possible,’ I often say.

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