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Studio Art

University at Buffalo

M.A.
24 months
Duration
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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About

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. 

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Overview

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Funding

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