Fine Art (MA)

Fine Art (MA)

The MA in Fine Arts can be completed with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting. This degree program provides students with the creative and technical skills needed to thrive in today’s art world. Students will leave with professional-level portfolios and an understanding of the business of art.


Master of Arts (MA) Degree

Available Online

Major Classes

FA 600 Figure Studio Major/3
FA 601 Drawing Major/3
FA 604 Figurative Painting Major/3
FA 605 Landscape Painting Major/3
FA 606 Still Life Painting Major/3
FA 609 Painting Major/3
FA 626 Chiaroscuro Major/3
FA 630 Color Theory Major/3


Unit Requirements

Major Coursework Units
Major 33
Graduate Liberal Arts 3
Total 36

Degree Requirements


  • Successful completion of Final Portfolio Review.
  • Minimum grade of C in all required 36 units.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and the following Academic Study requirement:
    1 Art Historical Awareness & Aesthetic Sensitivity course

Additional Information

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:

Visual Communication

  • Work with advanced level skill in a chosen medium or mediums

Planning and Conceptual Development

  • Conduct project-related research
  • Choose appropriate materials and techniques to support concepts

Professional Readiness

  • Produce a portfolio demonstrating breadth of artistic skills

Specialty Skills: Printmaking

  • Demonstrate proficiency in relevant printmaking techniques
  • Demonstrate editioning skills

Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen field of art and design.
  2. Solve creative problems within their field of art and design, including research and synthesis of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge.
  3. Communicate their ideas professionally and connect with their intended audience using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their field.
  4. Execute technical, aesthetic, and conceptual decisions based on an understanding of art and design principles.
  5. Evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology.
  6. Recognize the influence of major cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on art and design products.
  7. Learn the professional skills and behaviors necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design.
  8. Engage with a variety of communities beyond the classroom through internship opportunities, study abroad programs, athletics, student interest clubs as well as collaborative, civic and pro bono projects.

*Semester plans are subject to change at any time. Semester breakdowns displayed are suggested and additional options are available to help customize your educational experience. Speak to an admissions or student services representative for more information. Please see our catalog for more details at:

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