Integrated Visual Arts
The 60 credit Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Visual Arts at Iowa State University is a distinctive and unique interdisciplinary program offering study across the following areas: ceramics, computer applications, drawing, textiles, illustration, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, photography, furniture design and areas outside of Art & Design. The Integrated Visual Arts program offers an innovative curriculum aligned with emerging art and design markets.
- Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
- Develop a fully realized creative direction that provides a platform for continued professional research and visual expression.
- Produce a body of work that demonstrates a high level of creative investigation and accomplishment.
- Acquire a professional level of technical proficiency in one or more media areas.
- Effectively communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
- Know the ?current and historical context?s within which their creative pursuits exist.
- Develop a well-formed personal creative philosophy
- Understand current ethical and social issues relevant to the visual arts.
- Use relevant theory in pursuing creative university level scholarship.
- Understand the structure and organization required for university-level art instruction.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
- Median time to earn the master’s: 2.9 years (Methods)
Contact: Melissa Stenstrom
Graduate Coordinator Assistant
College of Design Business Center
146 College of Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3094
Graduate College Requirements:Program Specific Requirements:
- 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
- Academic Records/Transcripts
- Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
- Proof of English Proficiency.
- Essay (refer to this link for prompts)
- Digital portfolio
- Three letters of recommendation
- Program Requires GRE: No
- Program Requires GMAT: No
- Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
- Financial Statement: Application
- English Proficiency Minimum:
TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550 TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79 IELTS 6.5 PTE 53 Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105
- Please submit your application and supporting materials by January 15 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Submission by these dates ensures consideration for a graduate assistantship. Applications received after these dates may be considered for program admission, but applicants may have fewer assistantship options.
This program is open to domestic and international students.
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