Graduate Programs

The Department of Fine Arts offers a comprehensive graduate curriculum leading to a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art and Design; a Master of Arts in Art (Creative) and Art History (MA) with concentrations in Studio Art, Art History, and Critical & Curatorial Studies; and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education. In addition, the department also offers a joint Masters of Arts (MA) / Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Critical & Curatorial Studies and Urban Planning.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art and Design;

Master of Arts (MA) concentration in Art History;
Master of Arts (MA) concentration in Critical & Curatorial Studies;
Master of Arts (MA) concentration in Studio Art;

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Art Education;

Joint Masters of Arts (MA) / Masters of Public Administration (MPA) in Critical & Curatorial Studies and Public Administration.

For the complete guide to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) please visit SIGS website. All candidates for admission to graduate programs must complete the online application.


For admission and scholarship information contact Theresa Berbet, Academic Coordinator, at tberbet@louisville.edu.

  • For more information about the graduate programs in Studio Art please email Ché Rhodes, Associate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies for Studio Art.
    • For more information about the graduate programs in Art History please email Christopher Fulton, Associate Professor | Director of Graduate Studies for Art History.
      • For more information about the graduate program in Critical & Curatorial Studies please email Chris Reitz, Assistant Professor | Director of Galleries | Director of Graduate Studies for Curatorial Studies.

        • For more information about the graduate program in Art Education please email Barbara Hanger, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Art Education.