Studio Art

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

29424 USD/year
12212 USD/year
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The master of fine arts program in studio art is lead by a community of dedicated and diverse fine arts professionals.


In the context of a research I institution, the UNC M.F.A. program stands as a site of synthesis, where extensive intellectual and creative resources are available to students in their pursuit of visual and cultural production. We seek students who are technically adept, critically aware, and dedicated to their passion for art-making. Faculty work closely with students to engage aesthetic and intellectual inquiry, impart versatile skills, and motivate critical investigations. Our resolve is to help students create outstanding works of art.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Painting Projects
  • Advanced Sculpture
  • Art and Science: Merging Printmaking and Biology

For more information, please visit program website.

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36 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will be admitted to the Ph.D. in American studies from a range of undergraduate programs, some with an undergraduate degree, some with a master's degree in American studies or another relevant discipline. 
  • Candidates for admission should be firmly grounded in the humanities, social sciences, or the arts. 
  • The best qualified students should articulate an interest in American history, literary, expressive and/or material culture, and/or critical theory; should show some familiarity with library, Web-based, and/or ethnographic research methods; and should offer a specific rationale for their interest in the UNC–Chapel Hill graduate program. 
  • In addition to The Graduate School application form, candidates for admission will present one or two writing samples, a statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, GRE aptitude scores, and a curriculum vitae. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14712 USD per semester and a duration of  .
  • National

    12212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6106 USD per semester and a duration of  .


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Studio Art
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill