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Application Deadline for Fall 2019 – January 15, 2019

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.

Application Deadline for Fall 2019

January 15, 2019

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.

*For a complete list of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, please go to

To view courses required, Click Here 

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:
    • 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

FIU University Graduate School online application (accessed here).

To download a PDF copy of the MFA Handbook click here MFA-visual-arts-catalog-August 2018  Revised 8/1/18

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:

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: Website:

Department of Art + Art History
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Viertes Haus Building
11200 SW 8th Street - VH 216 Miami, Florida 33199
PH: 305-348-2897 | Fx: 305-348-0513