“It is the artist’s mission to penetrate as far as may be toward that secret ground where primal law feeds growth.” ― Paul Klee
In our unique MA in Art, you'll enjoy an intensive, two-semester exploration into studio practice while cultivating a deep connection to yourself through the Transcendental Meditation® technique. In this creative environment, supported by expert faculty, peers, and prominent guest artists, you’ll create a sustainable studio practice — the best foundation for entering an MFA program or a career in art.
Recent graduates of MIU art programs have attended and/or received scholarships, paid teaching assistantships, or salaried fellowships at the University of Iowa, Penn State, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and other prestigious graduate schools.
Build your portfolio
Whether you’re planning to apply for an MFA or just want to enhance your own studio practice, our program will give you the time and support you need to create a substantial body of quality work and strengthen your creative voice.
Your studio practice will be supported by a rich peer environment, engaging critiques and seminars, and ongoing interaction with experienced, caring faculty and guest artists.
Grow personally and professionally
Our low student-faculty ratio means you’ll get the individual attention you need. Our faculty will coach you on how to apply to an MFA program, including creating a portfolio, writing an artist’s statement, photographing work, and the interview process.
Our faculty care about your well-being as an artist and as a person. They will help you build a sustainable studio practice that supports a healthy, happy life and maximizes your artistic output. This will give you a strong foundation for an MFA or a career in art.