A 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.
A Bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent is required for all applicants to the MFA program. Applicants are required to electronically submit a portfolio of their works for review by a departmental committee. The department utilizes the GetAcceptd.com portal for the portfolio submissions. Applications and Portfolio deadline is February 1st. Admission is once a year, with Fall semester entry.
Degree Program Hours: 60
FIU Graduate School Admissions – Apply Online
Summit MFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com
For a complete list of requirements visit the MFA Plan of Study: MFA Plan of Study
To download a PDF copy of the MFA Handbook click here MFA Visual Arts Handbook 2021 Revised 1/21/2021
For a complete list of graduate courses and programs offered by the Department of Art + Art History: Graduate Art + Art History 2020 Course Catalog
*For a complete list of Graduate Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History, please go to Gradschool Graduate Faculty
Applications and Portfolio deadline is February 1st. Admission is once a year, with Fall semester entry.
Applying to the MFA in Visual Arts is a two-step process….
FIU Graduate Admission Application:
First Step: An online FIU Graduate Admission Application must be submitted first – Apply Online . The following are required :
- Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent
- Certified college transcripts
- Three (3) letters of recommendation – professional or academic
**International and all applicants with 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.
Second Step: Upload the following to GetAcceptd (separate nominal fee charged by GetAcceptd):
- 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)
- Summit MFA Portfolio via GetAcceptd.com
Portfolios are reviewed by a committee of faculty members. Once admission decision is made, applicants will be notified shortly after.