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Studio Art, M. F. A.

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Overview

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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    550

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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).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

We seek applications from individuals committed to their development as professional artists. While the majority of applicants hold a bachelor's degree in art, we also welcome applications from students who hold undergraduate degrees in other fields and can present a strong art portfolio. Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in art should have at least one basic-level and one intermediate-level course in art history in preparation for the graduate-level course work in art history required of M.F.A. students. Applicants to the M.F.A. program are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).All applications must be submitted by posted deadlines and must include the following:

  • Graduate School Application
  • Undergraduate Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Application Fee
Supplemental materials specific to the M.F.A. admission application include the following: 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Visual Materials for Creative Review
  • List of Images Submitted for Creative Review

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14712 USD/semester
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  • National

    6106 USD/semester
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Living costs for Chapel Hill

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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