Admission Requirements

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Studio and Digital Arts

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  • Credit Hours Required: 60 hours
  • 2014-2015 Tuition: $520 per credit hour

Application to the Master of Fine Arts in Studio and Digital Arts is divided into two parts. Requirements must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office and to the M.F.A. Graduate Committee as designated below.

Resident Graduate Admissions Office Requirements

Deadline for Spring Enrollment November 1, 2014

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  1. Apply online

  2. Apply via e-mail
  3. Apply via fax


M.F.A. Graduate Committee Requirements

Deadline for Spring Enrollment November 1, 2014

  • 3 letters of recommendation are required from former or current professors and/or employers (must be on University or Company letterhead with signature). These should address your creative talent and your ability to succeed in a rigorous academic program.
  • Artist Statement (typed) describing your background, direction of work and preffered area of study (e.g., painting, graphic design, animation, etc.).
  • Resume that includes full contact information, educational background (including coursework and instructors), and honors or awards and/or teaching experience as well as the names of your references.
  • CD/DVD with 20 images in jpeg/jpg or pdf format (recommend 144 ppi-1440 pixels for the longest dimension). An image list with label information in a Microsoft Word documnet must be included. The CD/DVD should open on a Mac OS X platform. The portfolio should reflect a strong, self-directed involvement in your intended emphasis and supporting fields.
  • Undergraduate prerequisites:
    • In-depth coursework and experience in studio arts (suggested minimum of 45 art/design credits)
    • 12 credit hours in Art History (quarter equivalents apply)

Please send all M.F.A. Graduate Committe Requirements to:

  • Julie King, Administrative Assistant for Studio and Digital Arts
  • Email:
  • Phone: (434) 592-5900


*Students who are considered for this program will be contacted by the Office of Studio and Digital Arts.