These full-time degree programs encourage excellence through experimentation, cross-disciplinary pursuits, and critical analyses of existing ideas about art, art teaching, and art history. The programs foster critical thinking and dynamic artistic production within an interdisciplinary environment.
As a signature, professional experience, third year graduates are exposed to international art fairs and conferences; given the opportunity to travel or exhibit in major cities; and/or are supported with opportunities to visit research-specific archives. These unique opportunities yield career-building experiences from curator and collector networking, to the development of professional practices, and offer experiences in focused art making and exposure to the greater international, contemporary art scene.
— Portfolio and Statement of Intent (M.F.A., M.A. Ed., and M.A.T. applicants)
— Writing sample and Statement of Intent (MA Art History applicants)
This summer, rising third year M.F.A. candidates joined the flurry of visitors for what The New York Times called “Mad May:” a week filled with exhibition openings, panels, artist talks, and the Frieze international art fair. The group traveled under the leadership of Professor Craig Drennen, whose professional and social connections provided exclusive behind-the-scene tours and meetings with prominent art figures.
School Director: Michael White
Associate Director: Tim Flowers
Business Manager: Candiss Addison
Public Relations Coordinator: Jac Kuntz
Administrative Coordinator: Liz Flamming
Gallery Director: Cynthia Farnell
Room 124 Art & Humanities Bldg.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue SE
Art & Humanities Building
Atlanta, GA 30303
Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of
Art & Design
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3965