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Studio Art (Sculpture), M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #157 (WUR) South Bend, IN, United States
 M.F.A. candidates in sculpture continue to develop and expand their knowledge and use of materials and technical skills in support of their personal aesthetic and formal goals. These goals are focused and pursued through individual contact with an advisor of the students choice and the advice of any of the studio faculty as well as non-art faculty of the university.

Overview

The College Art Association and most other professional institutions of higher education recognize the M.F.A. as the terminal degree for artists and designers. This degree has become the standard prerequisite for those who intend to teach at the college level. It is also appropriate for individuals seeking to further develop their professional careers as artists and designers. The department also awards the M.A. degree, but only to students who are not accepted to degree candidacy in the M.F.A. program.

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design offers the M.F.A. degree in studio art and design. The Master of Fine Arts degree at Notre Dame is for artists and designers with exceptional talent and strong academic skills. The program combines studio work with academic studies in art history and criticism. Students may concentrate in ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, painting, photography, printmaking, or sculpture, or in a combination of these disciplines.

Students pursue areas of interest through a system of independent study with departmental faculty and a graduate committee selected by each student. Graduate students are expected to develop a personal direction in their work that culminates in a professional exhibition of visual artwork or design. 

Programme Structure

Students pursue areas of interest through a system of independent study with departmental faculty and a graduate committee selected by each student. Graduate students are expected to develop a personal direction in their work that culminates in a professional exhibition of visual artwork or design.

Lecturers

  • Austin Collins, C.S.C.
Research Associate
  • Robin Baker

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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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).

General Requirements

Application must be done online. Submit a portfolio of twenty slides through SlideRoom, and send three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, and transcripts to The Graduate School. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to our M.F.A. program

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51264 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    51264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51264 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate Scholarships

  • Full tuition waivers for up to three years
  • Generous stipends
  • Teaching experience

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