Why Iowa?

Nestled in the heart of Iowa's beautiful arts campus, on the banks of the Iowa River, generations of artists and art historians have launched their careers and artistic journeys here. Join them.

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You belong here

Be part of a legacy of excellence—and the birthplace of the MFA. Learn from faculty who are leading artists, designers, and scholars. Create and learn in facilities that are architectural masterpieces.

Create your story

When you make art at Iowa—or explore the ways that art shapes and reflects culture—you'll blaze a unique artistic journey. Make Iowa your artistic and academic home. Join us.

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Birthplace of the MFA

The first university to accept creative works as graduate theses.

Our program also pioneered the practice of bringing established artists to the faculty.

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# 7

National Ranking: Printmaking

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

student painting a large canvas

# 23

National Ranking: Best Fine Arts Programs

U.S. News & World Report, 2020

Events

Student exhibitions

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Visiting artists and scholars

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MFA virtual exhibitions

Gracie Baer - MFA Exhibition (Sculpture and Intermedia)
April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024

Braden Dexter - MFA Exhibition (Graphic Design)
April 8, 2024 - April 12, 2024

Agnes. Harry Mills - MFA Exhibition (Jewlery and Metal Arts)
April 8, 20024 - April 12, 2024

Kyle Agnew - MFA Exhibtion (Photography)
April 1, 2024 - April 5, 2024

Sofia Echeverri - MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
April 1, 2024 - April 5, 2024

Na'ah Gordon - MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
April 1, 2024 - April 5, 2024

Jordan Ramsey Ismaiel - MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
March 25, 2024 - March 29, 2024

Lauren Krukowski - MFA Exhibition (Printmaking)
March 25, 2024 - March 29, 2024

Jake Willliams - MFA Exhibition (3D Design)
March 25, 2024 - March 29, 2024

David Hurlin - MFA Exhibition (Sculpture)
March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Molly Sandweiss - MFA Exhibition (Jewelry and Metal Arts)
March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Jamie Weinfurter - MFA Exhibition (Sculpture)
March 18, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Stevie Haley Delgado MFA Exhibition (Sculpture)
March 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024

Annie Klein MFA Exhibition (Printmaking)
March 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024

Amelia Rosenberg MFA Exhibition (Ceramics)
march 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024

Abe Irshaidat MFA Exhibition (Graphic Design)
February 26, 2024 - March 1, 2024

Abbey Peters MFA Exhibition (Ceramics)
February 26, 2024 - March 1, 2024

Lauren Coghlan MFA Exhibtion (Graphic Design)
February 19, 2024 - February 23, 2024

Katrice Kelly MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
February 19, 2024 - February 23, 2024

Suleyman L Aslan MFA Exhibition (3D Design)
August 7, 2023 - August 11, 2023

Katie Kiesewetter MFA Exhibition (Graphic Design)
April 10, 2023 - April 14, 2023

Kayla Rumpp MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
April 10, 2023 - April 14, 2023

Liv Stark MFA Exhibition (Graphic Design)
April 10, 2023 - April 14, 2023

Nathan Sears MFA Exhibition (3D Design)
April 3, 2023 - April 7, 2023

Sean Tyler MFA Exhibition (Painting and Drawing)
April 3, 2023 - April 7, 2023

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News and announcements

School of Art and Art History June 2024 Newsletter

Monday, June 3, 2024
Read the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History June 2024 newsletter.

Open Studios - Faculty Open Studios May 11, 2024

Friday, May 3, 2024
Join us for Open Studios - Faculty Open Studios May 11, 2024

School of Art and Art History May 2024 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Read the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History May 2024 newsletter.