Graduate Program in Print Media & Photography | Kent State University

Graduate Program in Print Media & Photography

The School of Art offers the Master of Arts in Printmaking and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Print Media and Photography.  Enrollment is deliberately kept small enough to make possible the individual instruction deemed essential for a quality professional graduate education.

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top 100 graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art at Kent State University provides abundant opportunities for graduate students to advance their skills in all areas of studio art.  We offer the only MFA program in northeast Ohio, and the only program in the state of Ohio to offer this breadth of studio specialties.

The Print Media and Photography graduate program at Kent State University aims to strengthen the students’ personal vision through emphasis on the conceptual aspects of the printmaking and photography disciplines.  Facilities include fully equipped studios for lithography, etching, relief, silkscreen, digital media, darkroom for processing black-and-white film, grad studio with a dedicated press, and access to a school-wide digital fabrication lab.  Students work closely with full-time faculty, providing the individual instruction deemed essential for a quality professional graduate education.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Dedicated studio space for graduate students
  • Competitive Graduate Assistantships that offer tuition remission and a stipend
  • Working with a range of graduate faculty 
  • Renowned visiting artist program
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and tools
  • Travel study opportunities every semester

All of the School of Art studios and classrooms are located under one roof in the Center for the Visual Arts, which had its grand opening in 2016.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are expected to have a B.F.A. or B.A. in printmaking or equivalent experience or skill, with a 2.75 overall grade-point average (3.0 in the art major).

GRADUATE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION ON OUR APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

FALL ADMISSION: FEBRUARY 2

SPRING ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER 15

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor, at tmcmaho5@kent.edu or (330) 672-2839.

Master of Arts

23 hours – studio studies
3 hours – Art History elective
6 hours – ART 67199, M.A. Thesis
32 total

Master of Fine Arts

36 hours – studio studies
9 hours – electives
9 hours – Art History electives
6 hours – ART 69199, M.F.A. Thesis
60 total