School Of Visual And Performing Arts – Master’s Degrees

Shape a Career for Yourself in Studio Art and Graphic Design with an MFA Degree from Liberty

Turn your works of art into a rewarding career in studio arts, graphic, and digital design! Whether your dream is to become a graphic designer, illustrator, art critic, university professor, or even a user interface designer, Liberty has a graduate program for you. Our master’s degrees in visual and performing arts are designed for students who want to become leaders in the digital art industry.

We want to see your passion on paper. Show us the skill and dedication you possess for studio and graphic design with the submission of a professional portfolio. By ensuring our applicants have the entry-level design skills needed for success in the program, we help cultivate greater confidence within our students and their ability to succeed.

Take your understanding of art to a whole new level. Liberty’s visual and performing arts master’s degrees will help you see acute detail within visual imagery, enabling you to conduct advance analysis of this artwork and its underlying meaning. You will also develop your mastery of visualization, ideation, and creation of visual imagery using both tradition and digital tools.

Available Degree Program

Master of Fine Arts

Why Choose Liberty’s Visual and Performing Arts Master of Fine Arts Degree?

By earning a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in graphic design or studio art, you are setting yourself apart in the competitive digital design industry. An MFA is one of the highest academic achievements an artist can obtain. Get the recognition your work deserves while opening the door to more lucrative positions in design with Liberty’s visual and performing arts master’s degrees.

We offer students the newest technology to use for their creative expression. Our program allows for creative freedom, research, and experimentation to play out and professional talent to blossom. Learn how to manipulate designs using character creation, 3D modeling, and virtual reality. Our students are creating projects that they can show future employers to prove their skill level.

With these skills in hand, our students have won awards across the local, regional, and national levels in design. Carla Miles, an alumnus from our School of Visual and Performing Arts, has gone on to submit work for Magnolia Hearth and Hand’s Target collection. Our students are gaining the tools they need to become a major part of today’s design community.

Now it’s your turn. Let us help cultivate your current artistic talent so you can take your skill to the next level. Let our professional faculty come alongside you to bring your career aspirations to fruition.

School of Visual and Performing Arts MFA Degree Information

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents* and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are 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
  • A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing (2.5 to 2.99 may grant admission on caution)
  • Artist Statement (typed) – must include your artistic background, area(s) of specialty, and the intended direction of your work that provides context for your art and design. Must be submitted through SlideRoom in conjuncture with the portfolio

*Details on the pieces that must be included in your personal portfolio can be found on the individual MFA degree pages.