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Art and Design  Master's

Gain experience in all areas of the visual arts while pursuing a focused area of emphasis in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or time-based art.

Overview

What is Art and Design at WVU like?

Description

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program offers focused study in the areas of ceramics, graphic design, intermedia/photography, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

The three-year MFA program challenges students to reach their highest potential as critically engaged artists. Our selective and limited enrollment ensures regular individual contact with a dedicated, diverse faculty who are committed to a sustained professional exchange with each student.

Our faculty stress intense studio practice, multidisciplinary experimentation and an awareness of the ongoing cultural discourse.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: January 15

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Art and Design at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Art and Design graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Portfolio Review
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two

Additional considerations for applicants:

  • Portfolio information needs to be submitted to https://wvuart.slideroom.com/. Please contact the Administrative contact for further information regarding the portfolio requirements.

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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