Application Deadline for Fall 2020 – January 15, 2020

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 January 15th. 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-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

*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 January 15th. 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.

Portfolio Requirements:

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)
      • CV
      • 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.

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 III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-3539  Email: maida.purdy@fiu.edu

Maria M. Henriquez, MPA
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7486  Email: mparrill@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