Supported Degree Objectives

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Required Supporting Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • Visual Portfolio:
    • "Visual Portfolio": 20 individual works uploaded with indication of title, date, size, medium (and possibly a very short project description). For videos and other time-based work we recommend a representative still image and a website and/or Youtube/Vimeo URL submitted in the written portion for this slide. Optional: to submit a short (50-100 word) project description for each slide if desired... (It sometimes helps to read about the context of a specific work and how the applicant sees the work's desired message).
  • Resume

English Proficiency Requirements

Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Minimum of 3 undergraduate hours in Western art or design history
  • Field of study: most applicants have majored in either art or design or have equivalent experience in an art or design field. All applicants are expected to present a professional-quality portfolio.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    January 15* No Entry No Entry
  • *Priority deadline for consideration for teaching assistantships. Final deadlines are the same as the Graduate School’s (July for international, August for domestic). Only a limited number of admissions may be granted to applicants whose application is completed after the priority deadline.

Program Contact Information

Additional Information

  • Applicant should indicate Area of Focus
Purdue West Lafayette campus