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General Requirements

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


The Summer 2022 graduate application deadline is January 15, 2022. Applications or materials received after this deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


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

  • SlideRoom Submission

  • Portfolio Instructions

  • Writing Sample (Creative Writing Assignment) Instructions

  • Supplemental Materials

  • Additional Skills

  • Interviews

Additional Information

  • Who Should Apply to MFA Visual Narrative?

  • MFA Visual Narrative Application Review

  • MFA Visual Narrative Financial Resources

  • MFA Visual Narrative Educator's Scholarship

  • MFA Visual Narrative International Applicants

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