Studio Art

California State University San Bernardino

24 months
14726 USD/year
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The Master's of Fine Arts in Studio Art at California State University San Bernardino is a full-time, three-year, 90 quarter-unit terminal degree (after Fall 2020 it will be a 60 semester-unit degree), with courses that embrace the multiplicity of artistic expression, augmented with graduate-level critical art theory seminars.


Students in the Studio Art program from California State University San Bernardino can work in any medium or range of materials and approaches they choose, and we actively encourage experimentation. High level art history and contemporary art theory classes, as well as many visiting artists, critics, curators, and other arts professionals, plus field trips and exhibition opportunities also contribute to the curriculum.

Students on our MFA in Studio Art each get a studio space, access to all of our amazing workshops and equipment, professional development classes, and training in teaching. There are also some opportunities to teach an undergraduate lower-division studio class for our MFA students.

We only admit five new students to the MFA in Studio Art each year, making the group fifteen at any one time. This allows for us to deliver maximum resources for and time with each student, making for a fulfilling and productive experience whilst on the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Study 
  • Graduate Studio in Art 
  • Graduate Seminar in Critical Theory and Methodology
  • Graduate Seminar in Contemporary Art Issues and Practices
  • Graduate Studio Critique 
  • Masters Project in Studio Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

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

  • $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

  • International

    14726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14726 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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