Admission Requirements

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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Earn your Master of Fine Arts in a community where evaluation, critique, and open exchange stimulates artistic excellence and innovation. In our MFA degree program, you’ll complete work in your chosen medium and receive faculty input to help you grow as an artist.

Resident Graduate Admissions Office Requirements

Please submit all Requirements to the Resident Graduate Admissions Office.

  • $50 application fee (beginning Fall 2016, the application fee will be deferred and assessed during Financial Check-In)
  • Regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (2.5-2.99 may be admitted on caution)
    • Official College Transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope or sent via an official electronic sending service such as E-Script, Parchment, National Clearinghouse, etc. to

    • If you would like for Liberty University to request that your college transcripts be submitted and do not have a current balance at your university, please complete the Transcript Request Form (for domestic students only).
  • Artist Statement (typed) which should include your artistic background, area(s) of specialty, and the intended direction of your work. This is your opportunity to provide context for your art and design. This will be submitted through SlideRoom in conjuncture with the portfolio.
  • Personal Portfolio - The successful portfolio should include no less than 20 images that best depict the applicant’s abilities and interests in either Graphic design or Studio art. Submitted images should be professionally photographed/composed and be "client" ready. Neat and professional presentation, layout, and image quality should be considered by the applicant when submitting his/her work for review. The submitted work samples should clearly demonstrate the applicant’s strong technical skills, aesthetic style, fundamental knowledge, and potential for success in the program. All submitted images should be original creative artifacts designed by the applicant. Credit must be given when collaborative works are included. The portfolio must be submitted via SlideRoom, which has a $10 Non-refundable fee. Provide 20 items. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), PDFs (up to 10MB each) and Models (Sketchfab)
  • Self-Certification Form (for students in the final term of their bachelor's degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a Graduation Application through their ASIST Account.
  • Additional admission requirements for international students

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