“It is the artist’s mission to penetrate as far as may be toward that secret ground where primal law feeds growth.” ― Paul Klee
In our MA, you'll enjoy an intensive, two-semester exploration into studio practice while cultivating a deep connection to yourself. In this creative environment, supported by faculty and peer interaction, you’ll strengthen your perception and sensibility as an artist.
Recent graduates of MUM art programs have attended and/or received scholarships, paid teaching assistantships, or salaried fellowships at the University of Iowa, Penn State, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and other prestigious graduate schools.
Build your portfolio
Whether you’re planning to apply for an MFA or just want to enhance your own studio practice, our program will give you the time and support you need to create a substantial body of quality work and strengthen your creative voice.
Your studio practice will be supported by a rich peer environment, engaging critiques and seminars, and ongoing interaction with experienced, caring faculty and guest artists.
Grow personally and professionally
The program develops practical skills vital to the MFA graduate application process, including writing an artist’s statement, photographing work, the interview process, and more.
You’ll also enjoy a healthy routine, single-living dorm rooms, organic vegetarian meals, and the support of the creative, vibrant community of Fairfield, Iowa.