Graduate Program

Grad students with faculty at a social event.Grad students working the ceramics studio.The UI School of Art & Art History provides a creative, multidisciplinary environment for students of the studio arts and the history of art. Established in 1936, the school is firmly grounded in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. It encourages interaction among its diverse faculty as well as collaboration with related disciplines across campus.

The School of Art & Art History Graduate Program in Art is ranked in the top ten graduate art programs at public universities by US News and World Reports. Among public universities, the Printmaking area ranks #3 and the Painting and Drawing area is ranked #6.

Degrees offered include M.A. in Art, M.A. in Art History, M.F.A. in Art, and Ph.D. in Art History.

Iowa's art and art history graduates enjoy success as practicing professional artists, professors of art history, teachers, museum directors and curators, theater designers, commercial designers, and art administrators.

The Office of Graduate Admissions notifies all applicants by mail of admission decisions. Acceptance notification cannot be given over the phone by either the admissions office or the School of Art & Art History.

Graduate Program Coordinator: Laura Jorgensen
Phone: (319) 335-1758

Process: School of Art & Art History Graduate Journal features our 2012 graduate students and was designed by students in Graphic Design. Click on the image below to display in full screen.