The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia offers graduate study in art education, art history, and eight studio disciplines. The programs, leading to the M.A., M.A.Ed., M.F. A., and Ph.D. degrees, are described in detail in the Graduate Handbook.
The US News and World Report ranked the MFA program at The University of Georgia among the top 22 programs in the nation. Printmaking is ranked 7th in the nation.
The sculpture area has garnered numerous International Sculpture Center Student Achievement Awards since 2000.
While areas of concentration are offered in ceramics, drawing and painting, fabric design, interior design, jewelry and metalwork, photography, printmaking, and sculpture, MFA students are allowed the freedom to explore across all media and expanded forms of art consistent with contemporary practice. Well- equipped studios and access to a wide variety of tools, media technology and an excellent library provide tremendous opportunities for innovation and experimentation.
M.A.Ed., Ph.D. in Art (concentration in Art Education)
M.A., Ph.D.in Art (concentration in Art History)
M.F.A. (concentrations in ceramics, drawing and painting, fabric design, interior design, jewelry and metalwork, photography, printmaking, sculpture) Many students complete their Programs of Study in three years, but it is possible to complete it in two years.
Graduate programs necessarily presume certain aptitudes on the part of applicants, based on documented results of previous study. Admission to our graduate programs is very competitive. Successful applicants are mature, highly motivated individuals capable of sustained studio work or scholarly pursuit at an advanced level. Working under the guidance of a faculty of experienced, recognized professionals, students are encouraged to develop the self-discipline essential to productive independent study and self-realization as artists and/or scholars.
Studio programs are structured to foster stylistic diversity through individual exploration. There is no dominating opinion or aesthetic espoused by the Lamar Dodd School of Art. The wide variety of images and approaches present at the school attest to the healthy ferment of ideas among students and faculty. Scholarly publications in art education and art history reflect the same freedom of inquiry.
The left column on this page provides several links to the admission process.
For graduate requirements or general information for the Lamar Dodd School Art:
Graduate Art Office