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Studio Art, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
The MFA in Studio Art program offered by the University at Buffalo brings together the practice and history of art and design, as well as the theoretical and historical study of visual culture in its wider context. 

About

Faculty mentor students as they develop their potential  through intensive discourse, investigation of new techniques and materials, and the production of challenging work. This master is offered by the University at Buffalo. 

In UB’s MFA in Studio Art program, our goal is to prepare leaders who are ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of cultural production by pursuing a professional studio practice, entering the job market in the cultural sector, or pursuing a career in academia. 

All graduate students receive their own studio space and 24-hour access to all labs in any media. Hallmarks of our program include nationally and internationally renowned faculty, visiting artists and a progressive philosophy that encourages cross-disciplinary pursuits in the context of a large, Association of American Universities (AAU), research institution. 

The MFA is a rigorous 60 credit, two–year residency program; no part-time study is allowed. The program requires a strong work ethic, the development of a personal artistic practice, and a drive for creative inquiry and production. All graduate students receive their own studio space and 24-hour access to all labs in any media. Hallmarks of our program include nationally and internationally renowned faculty, visiting artists and a progressive philosophy that encourages cross-disciplinary pursuits in the context of a large AAU research institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Critical Theory
  • Studio Art 
  • Art History
  • Academic Electives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application form. Select Fine Arts (MFA) from the list. 
  • Electronic transcripts uploaded with your application.
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional work. 
  • Statement of intent: This should reveal the motivation for graduate study and provide insights about your work to date and where you feel it is going, and may discuss areas you are interested in researching further.
  • Resume/CV
  • Application Fee of $75
  • Writing sample (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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