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M.A. in Art

Student at EaselThe 36-credit Master of Arts program is designed for visual artists who want to advance their skills in a stimulating and creative setting. The primary focus of the program is on studio art. You can select a major concentration in one of the following areas: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, computer graphics, graphic design or mixed media. Each student's program of study is individually designed to meet his or her special needs through a private conference with the graduate art adviser.

The LIU Post art faculty recognizes the creation of art as a profound and exciting experience. We provide a congenial environment that encourages new avenues of expression and the understanding of traditional and contemporary modes for creating art. In every phase of work, emphasis will be placed on the originality and substance of artistic concepts, scholarly comprehension of problems, knowledge of materials and craftsmanship. All students will take courses in art history, drawing, design and creative concepts as well as classes in their major concentration.

LIU Post’s beautiful, 307-acre landscaped campus, with its lush lawns, gardens and historic mansions, is itself an inspiration to creativity. In addition, the University offers a generous array of exhibition spaces, facilities and resources, including the Hillwood Art Museum and the Student Art League Gallery. The vibrant New York art scene is only a short car or train ride away.

Careers in the Field of Art

As a student at LIU Post you will have ample opportunities to network with potential employers through public exhibitions and collaborations with renowned local and New York City-based artists.

The graduate degree in art can lead to a rewarding career as an art conservator, art educator, art teacher, background artist for TV and film, book jacket designer, ceramist, children's book illustrator, cinematographer, commercial photographer, designer, fashion photographer, faux finish specialist, film animator, fine artist, gallery assistant, gallery director, graphic designer, greeting card designer, magazine art director, magazine photographer, master printer, picture framer, police/court artist, photo journalist, photo researcher, photo retoucher, photo stylist, photographer, retail store art director, sculptor, sign painter, silkscreen artist, technical illustrator, typographer, wall covering designer, window display designer, or Web site designer.