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Master of Arts and Fine Arts



What will I learn?

Whether you’re ready to expand your horizons as an artist or you’re interested in sharing your talents as a teacher, Fontbonne University’s Master of Arts and Fine Arts programs offer learning and research environments that enable you to become an effective artist professionally and intellectually. Fontbonne even offers the opportunity to choose a focus to further personalize your course of study and tailor your learning to the most relevant topics for your career.

While firmly based in the figurative tradition, the department and its programs seek to preserve and enhance the artisanal aspects of art making, applying and extending traditional methods to the contemporary.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty are working artists who are knowledgeable, experienced and committed to your success, providing students with effective contemporary techniques that will challenge you to exceed your own expectations and explore new ideas.
  • Concentrations are available in ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography (wet-process) or studio (a combination of mediums).
  • Class sizes are limited.
  • Broad range of drawing and painting offerings, including life-sized drawing and painting, anatomy drawing, survey of artist’s materials and methods, and old Master’s techniques.
  • Students have access to up-to-date art facilities:
  1. Extensive ceramic studio with gas and electric kilns, as well as facilities for both throwing and hand building
  2. Extensive sculpture studio, including metal foundry, welding, metalworking and blacksmithing equipment, wood and stone carving
  3. Wet-process photographic lab and darkroom (film and alternative processes)
  4. Departmental imaging/graphic design lab
  5. Studios for full-time students

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$13,950.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


College of Arts and Sciences

6800 Wydown Boulevard,



63105, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of the equivalent of American Bachelor’s Degree. Proof of English Proficiency such as TOEFL, successful completion of English Composition at a U.S. college or university.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate in Computer Science or a related discipline before beginning the master’s program. English Language Requirements: 70 internet-based TOEFL (IBT)/ 6.0 IELTS/ 280 Fontbonne University Standardized exam.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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