The Master of Arts degree is a 45-unit graduate program that provides an opportunity to increase artistic growth, and gain a strong educational and experiential basis for a professional career in the visual arts. The degree is offered in the options of studio art, design, art history, art education, and fashion and textiles. Please see the University Catalog for more detailed information.
The Master of Fine Arts degree is a 90-unit graduate program that provides rigorous study for students with a strong direction and focus in art and a high level of technical proficiency. The program is highly selective and provides advanced study and practice in preparation for professional careers in art or teaching in higher education. Graduates are prepared to take their places in the visual arts community. The degree is offered
in the options of studio arts and design. Please see the University Catalog for more detailed information.
Graduate Application Information
Thanks for your interest in CSLA Graduate Art program. In general at California State University, Los Angeles, we have a two-step admissions process that requires students to simultaneously apply to the University via CSU Mentor, which informs you when and which quarter is open to apply as well as submit an application packet or portfolio to the specific department of choice. Please be advised that graduate applicants are required to prepare two sets of documents, each for the Office of Admissions & Recruitments and for the department of the major program.
Graduate Program Guidelines
Please request the Program Guidelines at 323-343-4012/4010 or email VGibu@cslanet.calstatela.edu
Art Education Option | Art History Option | Fashion and Textiles (MA)
Studio Arts Option | Design Option (MA, MFA)
Graduate Program Screening Form
Student Forms and Petitions
- ART 595 Directed Field Work in Art (1-4)
- ART 595M MFA Professional Field Work in Art (1-4)
- ART 598 Graduate Directed Study (1-4)
- ART 598M MFA Directed Study (1-4)
- ART 599 Thesis or Project (1-6)
- ART 599M MFA Project (1-12)
- ART 900
University Graduate Studies Forms: Petitions:
University Graduate Studies Forms: