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Master of Arts (M.A.)

The MA program requirements are listed in the University Catalog

The MA portfolio review will be held May 1, 2015. Students are required to sign up by April 24, 2015. Please call the Art Advisement office to sign up, but it is recommended that you personally visit and meet with the Graduate Advisement Coordinator - Jackie Stemm. Please contact the Art Graduate Office at 818-677-2348, if you need more assistance.

The MA in Art is an advanced degree for specialization in art education, art history and visual art, requiring a minimum of 30 units. Students accepted into the program are expected to be registered full time, taking a minimum of 9 units per semester. The areas of specialization are as follows:

Art Education
Art History
Visual Arts with concentration in:



The student must first apply to the Office of Admissions and Records for admission to the University. This must be completed before the departmental process can begin. Graduate student requirements for admission to the University are:

a. Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university.

b. Good academic standing at the last institution attended.

c. Undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units.


Having met the University requirements for admission, the student's application is forwarded to the Art Department where it is evaluated by the Graduate Coordinator in the student's area of concentration, any deficiencies are noted, and the status of the student is determined. Portfolio reviews for the Art Education and the Visual Arts concentrations are given in mid-December and mid-May. Qualifying exams for the Art History concentration are given in mid-August and mid-January. Students should see the Graduate Coordinator in their area of concentration for specific dates.


Grade Point Average

a: 3.0 grade point average for all work taken as a conditionally classified graduate student and in any courses required by the department for admission to the Program.

b: If undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, the student must take the Graduate Record Exam and score above the 50th percentile on one of the three portions of the aptitude test, i.e., verbal, quantitative, or analytic, or must meet the Department's in lieu requirements.

The coordinators contact information for each concentration are:

Visual Arts MA and MFA Coordinator:

Art History MA Coordinator: 

Art Education MA Coordinator: