Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.F.A. in Art
- M.A. in Art History
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.M.F.A. Areas of Study
- 19th Century Studies
- Ethnic Studies
- Great Plains Studies
- Women's and Gender Studies
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
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, IELTS 6.5
- 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.)
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Art and Art History
|Fall: February 1|
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 MoreStudents in Art and Art History are most likely to take courses in:
- Art-Graphic Design & Illustration (GRPH)
- Art-Painting (PANT)
- Art-Photography (PHOT)
- Art-Printmaking (PRNT)
- Art Theory and Practice (ARTP)
- Art-Sculpture (SCLP)
- Art History and Criticism (AHIS)
- Art-Watercolor (WATC)
- Art-Ceramics (CERM)
- Art-Drawing (DRAW)
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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