Application Deadline for Fall 2020 – January 15, 2020

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent is required for all applicants to the MFA program.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts is a production-oriented, studio art program directed toward individual development. The curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate both those seeking advanced training in a particular studio area and those whose interests may involve more media cross-over. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers as professional artists. The MFA is the terminal degree in Studio Art.

**MFA Tracks: Curatorial Practice, Object Design, Graphic Design, and Animation, Video & Digital Arts – have been removed from the degree program and are not available for enrollment. These changes will appear in the upcoming 2019-2020 edition of the A+A Graduate Course Catalog. The Department is not accepting applications to these four tracks.

*For a complete list of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, please go to http://gradschool.fiu.edu/facultystaff/#toggle-id-4

For a complete list of requirements visit the MFA Plan of Study: MFA Plan of Study

Application to the MFA in Visual Arts is a two-step process.

  • First, please complete an FIU Graduate Application form which can be completed online by clicking here. As part of this application, you will need to provide the following:
    • Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent
    • Certified college transcripts
    • Three (3) letters of recommendation – professional or academic
    • International and foreign graduated domestic applicants having earned an undergraduate degree in a foreign language: TOEFL score of 550 paper-based/80 internet-based is required.
    • The Department of Art + Art History does not require GRE test scores.
  • Secondly, please upload the following to Get Acceptd (separate nominal fee charged by Get Acceptd):
    • Written statement of intent: creative work and goals for development while in the program (no more than 500 words)
    • Portfolio that includes 20 images (300 dpi, jpeg format)
    • CV

Summit MFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com

FIU University Graduate School online application (accessed here).

To download a PDF copy of the MFA Handbook click here MFA-Visual-Arts-Handbook-February 2019  Revised 2/29/19

For a complete list of graduate courses and programs offered by the Department of Art + Art History: A+AH Graduate Catalog

**MFA Tracks: Curatorial Practice, Object Design, Graphic Design, and Animation, Video & Digital Arts – have been removed from the degree program and are not available for enrollment. These changes will appear in the upcoming 2019-2020 edition of the A+A Graduate Course Catalog. The Department is not accepting applications to these four tracks.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History or the FIU University Graduate School:

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email: crodri@fiu.edu

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

Daniel Hiram Zengotita
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 7-7846  Email: dzengoti@fiu.edu

University Graduate School
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 240
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2455 | Fax: (305) 348-3433
Email: ugs@fiu.edu Website: gradschool.fiu.edu