Enhance your growth
Field education is at the heart of our program, and it’s an integral part of putting creative research into practice while achieving individualized academic goals. We provide opportunities with local businesses, community art organizations, practicing artists, galleries, museums, studios, and cultural institutions.
Discover your artistic potential
Here, you’ll interpret visual art and culture and its relation to historical context and studio practice. How? Through direct engagement with original art works, museum papers, and research projects. Our students build the foundation necessary for graduate study and for careers in galleries and museums.
Enjoy a sense of community
Students benefit from individualized mentorship, a low student-teacher ratio, and peer learning from dedicated and attentive faculty, who are all practicing artists or art historians.
Our program combines studio experience with an introduction to the historical analysis, practices, and theories of the discipline. We offer period courses such as Classical, Asian, 19th century European, American, and Modern Art, and topics courses such as Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Art as Social Action.
Creativity in practice
The USM Art Gallery is known for its rich blend of contemporary art exhibitions, lectures, events, and Artist-in-Residence community projects. In addition, it regularly showcases art students’ multidisciplinary projects in a range of media.
Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.