Resident Grad Admissions


Admission Requirements

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

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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 (admission on caution is on a case-by-case basis)
    • Official college transcripts (must be mailed directly from your college to Liberty University in an official, sealed envelope)
  • Three 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.

  • Resume that includes full contact information, educational background (including coursework and instructors), honors, awards and/or teaching experience, as well as the names of your references.
  • Artist Statement (typed) describing your background, direction of work and preferred area of study (e.g., graphic design, animation)
  • Personal Portfolio - 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 document 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.
  • 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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