The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Visual Portfolio:
    • 20 images of recent work in digital format, image list (thumbnails, title, date, size, medium).
    • Self-addressed stamped mailer for return of visual materials.
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
    • 3.0 or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 undergraduate hours in Western art or design history
  • B.A. or B.F.A. in Interior Design (required for Interior Design only)

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    February 1* No Entry No Entry

  • *Priority desdline for consideration for teaching assistantships. Final deadline is the same as Graduate School's deadline. Only a limited number of admissions may be granted to applicants whose application is completed after the priority deadline.

Program Contact Information


Additional Information


  • When applying, please indicate area of study: Industrial Design (Product Design, Interaction Design), Interior Design, or Visual Communications Design.

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