MFA On Campus

Studio Art

California State University San Bernardino

24 months
13404 USD/year
13404 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art at California State University San Bernardino provides rigorous study for students with a strong direction and focus in art and a high level of technical proficiency.


The Studio Art program at California State University San Bernardino provides advanced study and practice in preparation for professional careers in studio art or teaching in higher education. Graduates will be prepared to take their place in the visual arts community and make significant contributions to our visual culture.

The program focuses on creative studio work, supplemented by art history and theory, professional and critical writing, graduate studio critiques, professional development, studio electives and/or independent study.


  • MFA students enjoy field trips and special projects such as group exhibitions, public art and community-based projects in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles art communities, as well as numerous visiting art professionals throughout the year. 
  • There are internships, paid student assistantships, and paid teaching assistant positions available, with opportunities to teach undergraduate lower-division studio classes that are also paid positions.
  • MFA students engage in comprehensive professional development and leave the program ready to launch their careers as college professors, artists, critics, curators, teachers, community leaders, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studio in Art
  • Graduate Studio Critique
  • Graduate Seminar in Critical Theory and Methodology
  • Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Art Issues and Practices
  • Graduate Seminar in Professional Practices
  • Master's Project in Studio Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $70 Application fee (starting Fall 2020)
  • Prior college transcripts (unofficial accepted)
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Portfolio
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13404 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    13404 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13404 USD per year during 24 months.
  • California residents: $3588 per semester (6+ units)

Living costs for San Bernardino

1000 - 1795 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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