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General Requirements

Please Note: The MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2021. The Fall 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

  • Writing Sample

  • Additional Skills

  • Interview

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