Fine Arts (M.A.)
The M.A. in Fine Arts program offers three options of advanced study for graduate students seeking the opportunity to work in a dynamic university setting with fellow artists and expert instructors. Students are guided toward exploration, experimentation, mastering skills and techniques, and understanding the concepts and history that shape the artistic process.
The three options for advanced study are:
M.A. in Fine Arts, Teaching Certification is a 48-credit academically intensive program for individuals who wish to become professional certified art teachers. Our graduates do exceptionally well at obtaining teaching positions in New Jersey and beyond.
M.A. in Fine Arts, Studio is a 33-credit program designed for students interested in pursuing advanced work in the studio arts. The program provides a means for practicing artists and art educators to enhance their professional practice and increase earnings. Many school districts provide financial support for teachers who wish to pursue this advanced degree.
M.A. in Fine Arts, Supervision Certification is a 33-credit program designed for certified art teachers who desire additional educational background for career advancement, and certification for supervisory and administrative positions. In some cases, school districts will provide financial support for teachers wishing to pursue this graduate degree.
Many students in the graduate program are working artists, teachers and professionals, who are engaging with their artistic passions in pursuit of specific career goals.
Discovering the metal art studio at Kean University, as well as Professor Jen Crupi, ignited a career for me. After graduation, I received a Puffin Foundation Grant and spent time making art in India. The support from the Kean Foundation and the Fine Arts Department allowed growth and success."
Graduates of the master's program in fine arts find rewarding and creative work as:
- Art educators
- Museum educators
- Professional artists or writers
- Fine arts supervisors
- Artisans in a variety of visual arts fields
- Jewelry designers
- Studio artists
- Community arts coordinators
- Private art school owners and instructors
- College artists-in-residence
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