Art and Design (MFA)

Program Summary

The Master of Fine Arts program is a 60-credit hour terminal degree program, that prepares students for professions in the arts and college-level teaching. It emphasizes a dynamic mix of cross-disciplinary collaboration and problem-based inquiry. Faculty and alumni from this program are nationally and internationally recognized in their field and become creative risk-takers and leaders in the arts.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: School of Art and Design

Degree(s) Offered: M.F.A. in Art and Design

Area(s) of Emphasis: Specialization in Studio Art

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials: Artist statement, resume or CV and portfolio.

University Requirements:

Application Deadlines

Applications completed after the relevant date below will be moved to considerations for the next available semester or term.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 April 1 February 1 (Firm Deadline) February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 February 1 (Firm Deadline)
Summer June 1

Contact Us

School of Art and Design
Art Building Room 216
Program website
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-1473

Director of Graduate Studies
Michael Barnes
mbarnes@niu.edu

Application Contact
Michael Barnes
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu

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