The application for Fall 2020 admission to the MFA Program will be active on September 1, 2019, and will be open until the application period closes in mid January, 2020.
Please read below for information on what materials you will need for your application.
Please note: All applicants to the MFA program must have a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants are considered for Fall semester admission only.
Application Materials Required:
– Completed application form on SlideRoom
– Completed portfolio/creative work submission
– Professional resume
– Official transcripts of all college work
– Artist’s Statement (max 500 words)
– Statement of Interest (max 500 words)
– 3 letters of reference (from professionals who can speak to your work)
– TOEFL or IELTS scores (All non-native speakers of English must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, regardless of previous U.S. study)
– $68 application fee (non-refundable)*
The portfolio is the most critical component of the application. Applicants need to submit 10-25 slides of their work.
– SlideRoom only accepts images (up to 10MB each), video (up to 500MB each), audio (up to 60MB each) and PDFs (up to 20MB each). Learn More
– Students may also submit slides that demonstrate their interactive work: Document interactive software projects with screen-captured demonstration videos, ideally with narration. Please keep documentation under 3 minutes in length, and under 500MB. Let us know which programming languages you used.
Statement of Interest (max 500 words)
The Statement of Interest details why you want to attend this particular program and how you see the program furthering your artistic practice.
The Artist Statement (500 words)
The Artist Statement should lay out your working process and critical influences while contextualizing your work in relationship to contemporary artistic, social, and cultural practices.
All applicants are required to send official copies of all college transcripts in order to be considered for admission to the MFA program. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to Julie Azzam (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail to the following address:
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Art Graduate Admissions
College of Fine Arts 300
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Non-Native Speakers of English
All applicants who are non-native speakers of English are required to take the TOEFL or the IELTS examination regardless of previous U.S. study. Please note the minimum acceptable scores:
TOEFL: 25 in Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking, with a total score no less than 100.
IELTS: 7.5 overall, and with minimum band scores of 7 in Reading, 7 in Listening, 7.5 in Speaking, and 6.5 in Writing.
Students can mail all transcripts and TOEFL scores to the School of Art Graduate Admissions address above. Our TOEFL code is 2074.
Candidates should provide English translations for any transcripts that are not in English.
All application materials and portfolios must be submitted through SlideRoom.
Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE) are not required.