MFA Admission-School of Art - Carnegie Mellon University

MFA Admission

Highly selective, with typically 6 students admitted per year, the Masters of Fine Arts program seeks artists who demonstrate the ability to carry out a significant body of creative work, show an interest in interdisciplinary practice and a desire to connect artmaking with a larger public sphere.


DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015. 
Fall term admission only.

All materials must be submitted online or postmarked by this date.

APPLY NOW ON SLIDEROOM

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • a bachelor's degree, which may be in any field, is required
  • graduate record examinations (GREs) are not required
  • completed MFA application form on SlideRoom
  • professional resume
  • official transcripts of all college work (sent directly from institutions)
  • two-page statement of purpose
  • completion of the MFA portfolio/creative work review on Slideroom
  • 3 recommendations
  • $50 application fee (non-refundable)
  • a visit to the campus, though not required, is highly recommended

Creative Work Review

Tuition & Finances

Health, Housing, Student Services

International Applicants

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MFA DAYS:
DECEMBER 5
JANUARY 24
FEBRUARY 5

12pm-2pm group info session + tour for MFA Applicants. Visitors are welcome to join the MFA integrative seminar from 630-930pm on Thursday nights.

REGISTER by contacting: Keni Jefferson, MFA & Admissions Coordinator
kjefferson@cmu.edu, 412.268.8001

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inquiries

Admissions, MFA Day, Academics:

Keni Jefferson, MFA & Admissions Coordinator
kjefferson@cmu.edu
412.268.8001, CFA 300

Clayton Merrell, MFA Advisor / Associate Head
cmerrell@andrew.cmu.edu

NOTE: No information regarding admission status will be available by telephone. Applicants will be notified of admission, waiting list or non-admission status by April 1, 2014. No application materials will be returned until the official notification process has been completed, on or about May 15, 2014.