School of Art

213 Haynes Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-3680
406-994-4501 Email:

The School of Art, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design, was established in 1893 and its first graduate degree was conferred in 1932. We currently offer 2 Master degrees, a Master of Art (M.A.) in Art History and a Master of Fine Art in Studio Arts.  The MFA degree is designed for the professional artist including those who plan to teach art at the university level while the MA degree prepares students for graduate work leading to careers as academic instructors, museum curators or art critics and in allied fields such as art administration, historic preservation and gallery work. 

The MFA degree offers courses at the graduate level in ceramics, metalsmithing, painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking, but does not offer any graduate level courses in either photography or graphic design.  The MA degree candidates can concentrate in the areas of Ancient Greek & Roman Civilization; Medieval France, Germany & Britain; Renaissance Italy & Northern Europe; Baroque Italy & Northern Europe; Rococo & Neoclassical France & Britain; Modern France, Spain, Germany & Britain; Contemporary Europe & The United States; History of Printmaking; History of Photography.