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General Requirements

Please Note: The MFA Art Practice program is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021. The Summer 2022 application will be available in September 2021. Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions - gradadmissions@sva.edu.


Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited college or university.


Please refer to the Graduate Admissions FAQ and Graduate Admissions Timeline for complete information on the process.


Note: All submissions become the property of the School of Visual Arts and will not be returned.


  • Application & Fee

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Résumé / CV

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Official Transcripts

  • Transcripts or Academic Records from Foreign Institutions

  • English Proficiency

Departmental Requirements

  • Portfolio

  • Additional Skills

  • Supplemental Materials

  • Interviews

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