• Walking Tour for #24HourMonument collaborative project, Nov. 2017

    Photo: Gab Bonghi

4+1 program for Moore BFA students!

Moore’s 4 Year BFA (any major) + Moore’s 1 year (2 full-time semesters) MA in Socially-Engaged Art (a “4+1”) has become an official pathway at Moore! This program is open to all students receiving their BFA from Moore.

Each accepted 4+1 student will be granted a $10,000 graduate fellowship!

There is a streamlined application process with THIS form.

Students accepted into this program will have special access to graduate Art Ed events as an undergrad.

This is the right program for you if:

  • You are interested in the role of art in society, community or public art, and want to become stronger in any/all of the following areas: curation, organizing, administration, research and writing, facilitation, and/or have an interest in nonprofit arts or art education.
  • You have a strong interest in a topic related to art in society (check out some past thesis topics below as examples).
  • You are interested in a Master’s degree!


Requirements to guarantee Fellowship and acceptance via the 4+1:

Fill out THIS form by the following dates:

  • Graduating May 2018 - declare by Jan. 20, 2018
  • Graduating May 2019 - declare by Jan. 20, 2019
  • Graduating May 2020 or after - declare by Jan. 20th of the year you are graduating

Graduate with a BFA from Moore with a 3.0 or better.

Notification Timeline:

Applications received before January 20 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee in February. Official notification* will be sent in March.

*Accepted Moore Seniors who have submitted a FAFSA before February 1 will also receive financial aid information with their official acceptance letter, which will also include the Moore 4+1 $10,000 Graduate Fellowship.

​Applications received after January 20th for the following fall start term will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Need more info? Visit the website or contact Alyson Giantisco in Grad Studies: agiantisco@moore.edu. You may also stop by her office: Sarah Peter 315.


THESIS TOPICS have ranged from the positive impact of arts participation to placemaking and aesthetics. Examples of past MA Students' research include:

Art History/Visual Studies/Curatorial Studies

  • Documentation and exhibition in socially-engaged art

  • The role of aesthetics in socially-engaged art

The Expanded Field of Art Education

  • Afterschool socially engaged art that listens to teens

  • Impact of interpersonal relationships on arts participation

Cross-Disciplinary Research

  • Strategic partnerships in Creative Placemaking

  • Blending art and social work in foster-care to encourage independence

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Image from MA thesis: Agri-cultural Well-being: An Investigation of Strategic Partnerships in Creaive Placemaking, Veronica Scarpellino, MA '17.