Admission Criteria 

Admission will be based on the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
  • Evidence of artistic training and creativity
  • Demonstrable technical skills
  • Previous academic and artistic experience and post-graduation accomplishments
  • GPA
  • Motivation for the MFA program and future goals
  • Summary of their proposed research focus for their thesis project
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (Test of English as Foreign Language) required for foreign students

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