University of Massachusetts Amherst, Art Department
The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers post-secondary education in a full range of disciplines. These include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, print-making, art education, animation and intermedia.
Interdisciplinary study is at the core of our philosophy, and we encourage students to pursue experience across media, as well as exploring the diverse fields of arts, humanities, and sciences open to them at this premiere research university.
Undergraduates majoring in Art may enroll in our Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, tailored to students who plan to become professional artists. Art majors who are looking for the broadest available liberal arts education may choose our Bachelor of Arts in Art degree pathway. Future primary and secondary school art teachers are comprehensively prepared in our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education program.
The UMass Amherst Master of Fine Arts Degree in Art program is a three-year immersive course of study for post-graduates who wish to expand their critical thinking and studio practice, and develop the experience needed for careers in art and academia. We also offer a Master of Arts Degree in Art Education for artists who want to branch out into teaching and for current teachers to engage in advanced professional development.
Our campus boasts six galleries dedicated to exhibitions of student and professional work.
We offer a New York Professional Outreach Program to both graduates and undergraduates to connect students to artists, writers and curators in the professional world and to allow them to see firsthand, current exhibitions in the galleries and museums of New York.
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
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