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Art Graduate Programs

Graduate students in the School of Art focus on creating a robust body of work that is both technically skilled and conceptually engaged. We offer concentrations in digital art, graphic design, painting, photography and printmaking. Graduate students benefit from one-on-one relationships with professors, a curriculum designed to encourage them to situate their work within contemporary thought and practice and studio spaces in the center of Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.


The School of Art offers a three-year Master of Fine Arts, which is a degree in studio art aimed at artists interested in developing their portfolio and gaining skills to prepare them as teachers and practicing artists. We also offer a two-year Master of Arts in studio art aimed at students wishing to develop their professional practice. In both degree programs, students work closely with professors to produce a corpus of artistic work accompanied by a written thesis that explains and situates the work within historical and contemporary practices.

Degree Options


Art, M.A.

Professional degree for those pursuing careers in art-related fields.

Fine Arts, M.F.A.

Professional terminal degree in studio art and is recommended for those individuals seeking professional careers or teaching at the university or college level.

Teaching Arts, M.T.A.

Collaborates with School of Urban Education to offer a Master of Teaching Arts with a specialty in Studio Art.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Digital media
  • Graphic design (M.A. only)