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Graduate Admissions: Studio Art

The MFA in Studio Art is a two-year, in-residence degree program that provides an interdisciplinary environment of high expectation: self-motivation, intellectual capacity, and responsibility. Our faculty find these conditions best promote an artist’s ability to develop work of the greatest consequence. Students can choose to work in-depth in a particular discipline or across any of five areas: Painting & Drawing, Photography & Media, Print, Sculpture & Extended Media, and Transmedia (video / performance / digital media).

Dates for Fall 2021 Admissions

The application for Fall 2021 admissions opens September 1, 2020.

The program admits students for fall semester only, and deferred admission is not allowed.

December 15, 2020
Recommended completion of ApplyTexas application

January 10, 2021 — 11:59 PM
Final application deadline (all materials due); Late applications will not be accepted (no exceptions)

Mid-February 2021
Finalists will be contacted for phone/Skype interviews

Early-to-Mid March 2021
Applicants notified of admission decisions

Application Materials

More information about these materials is included on the Apply page. A GRE score is not required.

  • ApplyTexas Application
  • Application Fees ($75 total for U.S. and Permanent Resident applicants; $100 total for International applicants)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (submitted electronically by references)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Language Test Score (international applicants only)
  • Portfolio of Visual Work (view requirements)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume


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