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Studio Art, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , LA,
Areas of specialization include ceramics, digital art, graphic design, painting and drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is offered by the Louisiana State University.


Degree regulations include full-time residency, maximum of five years to complete, minimum of nine credit hours per semester, exhibition of specific thesis project, written thesis report, and oral defense of the work. Students admitted into the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program from Louisiana State University with an undergraduate studio art degree (BFA) must complete a minimum of 60 hours of graduate level credit over the course of three years. Although this is a rare occurrence, a student may petition their graduate review committee and the graduate coordinator for approval to complete the program one semester early, or in two and one half years, as long as 60 credit hours are completed.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Special Topics Graduate Studio
  • Independent Study Graduate Studio 
  • Graduate Teaching Seminar 
  • Visiting Artist Seminar 
  • Thesis Research 
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        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 36 months
        • Credits
          60 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: 3

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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        Admission Requirements:

        All applicants must have the following in order to be considered for unconditional admission:

        • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.
        • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores.
        • Demonstrated English proficiency.
        • A copy of the name page of your passport.
        • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas).
        • Draft and Gather Additional Application Materials: statement of purpose, curriculum vitae.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          28500 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 28500 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • National

          28308 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 28308 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • In-State

          11393 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 11393 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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        Living costs for Baton Rouge

        • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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