Graduate Program in Sculpture | School of Art | Kent State University

Graduate Program in Sculpture

The School of Art offers both the Master of Arts degree in Studio Art and the Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture.  Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top 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. 

Students are accepted into the program based on the quality of their portfolio, a demonstrated commitment to artistry, and an indicated grasp of dimensional form.  A broad range of materials is available to students including wood, stone, clay, plaster and wax as well as the tools and materials needed for various forms of metal fabrication and digital fabrication.

The Sculpture graduate program at Kent State University offers a wide range of approaches, strategies and techniques with a conceptual approach to making.  Graduate students receive full access to facilities for traditional and digital fabrication as well as space for expanded media strategies such as installation, socially engaged and time-based practices. Students work closely with full-time faculty, providing the individual instruction deemed essential to prepare students for a career as an artist and a maker in the 21st century.

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.

See Our Sculpture Facilities


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in studio art and 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 Isabel Farnsworth, Associate Professor, at ifarnswo@kent.edu or 330-672-6452.

Master of Arts

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

M.A. in Studio Art

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

M.F.A. in Studio Art