MFA in Fine Art Admission Requirements

Complete online application:

Submit proof of undergraduate diploma, preferably with related background:

Submit official transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s) to demonstrate your academic qualifications.

Portfolio Submission:

A portfolio of your artistic work is often a central component of the entrance examination. This portfolio should showcase your skills, creativity, and artistic vision. Include a variety of your best work, which included 2 drawings, 2 paintings, 3 quick sketches, 1 composition.

Artist’s Statement or Statement of Intent:

You may be required to write an artist’s statement or statement of intent. This is an essay where you explain your artistic background, influences, creative process, and your goals for pursuing an MFA.

Letters of Recommendation:

If available, please provide 1 to 2 letters of recommendation from professors, mentors, or professionals who can speak to your artistic abilities, work ethic, and potential as an MFA student.


Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) that outlines your artistic and academic background, exhibitions, awards, relevant experiences, and education.

Studio Observation:

All applicants must attend a studio observation session so the Fine Art Department can observe how you paint/draw and evaluate your artistic creation process. This session may be done in person or virtually. Or, an applicant can record his/her artistic creation process and send the video with their application.

Prerequisite Courses or Qualifications:

Depending on your academic background, you may need to fulfill certain prerequisite courses or qualifications in art history or studio art to meet the program’s admission requirements.

English Language Proficiency Test (for International Students):

If you’re an international student and English is not your native language, you may need to provide proof of English language proficiency through standardized tests like TOEFL or IELTS.

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