Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

  • M.F.A. in Art
  • M.A. in Art History
M.F.A. Areas of Study
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
M.A. Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • 19th Century Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Art and Art History

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Professor Elizabeth Ingraham
  • Graduate Admissions Coordinator
    Ms. Christy Aggens
  • Department Address
    120 Richards Hall
    Lincoln NE 68588-0114

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

See also: steps to admission.

Required by Art and Art History in GAMES

After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:

  • Entrance exam(s): MA Art History only: GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Statement of goals and objectives
  • MA Art History only: Writing sample, Curriculum Vitae
  • MFA Studio Art only: Portfolio with list of slides (See departmental instructions for details.)

Application Deadline

   Fall: February 1

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The Department of Art offers an M.F.A. in studio art and M.A. in art history. M.F.A. candidates may focus their study in one or a combination of the following studio areas: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Each graduate student is provided a shared workspace as well as access to general work areas, a computer lab, and a well-equipped wood shop.

A resource that enriches the artistic climate of the department is the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, which houses one of the finest university collections of 20th Century American art. In addition, the Lentz Center for Asian Culture, the Great Plains Art Collection, and the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery offer many visiting exhibitions and lectures.

Courses and More

Students in Art and Art History are most likely to take courses in: See also: Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.

Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.

Faculty and Research

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Art History
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Contemporary Art
Art History
Visual Literacy
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