Our graduate program is rigorous and expansive, encouraging individual exploration in a dynamic community.

Sarah JusticeCharacterized by a close working relationship with professors, students engage in a rich exchange of ideas with fellow classmates, and a culture of experimentation and innovation.

Our program is not media-specific. Faculty encourage cross-discipline exploration and all facilities are available to students to discover new and exciting possibilities to express their ideas.

After Graduation

According to a our recent survey, alumni pursue a wide range of careers across the creative economy. Nearly half teach, mostly at the college-level. Other former students are professional artists; or arts administrators, curators and directors in museums, galleries and nonprofit organizations. 

90% of alumni continuing to make art after graduation.


The University of Montana is a NASAD accredited program.

To speak with the graduate program advisor, call the School of Art at 406.243.4181 or e-mail art.department@umontana.edu