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Fine Arts

University of New Orleans

12 months
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
962 USD/credit 28860 USD/year
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The Department of Art at the University of New Orleans offers a three year master degree in Fine Arts. The program encourages innovative work in drawing, installation, interdisciplinary studio, new genres, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, social practice, video and more.


The M.F.A. in Fine Arts degree program from the University of New Orleans fosters students' creative, intellectual, and professional development as artists who produce excellent work, are able to discuss and contextualize their work cogently, and who are prepared to enter various career paths available to artists. 

Course work emphasizes advanced studio practices, art history, theory, and criticism. A Visiting Artist Program that brings a wide range of artists and scholars to campus on a regular basis enhances the MFA experience by providing lectures, workshops, and critiques. The program culminates in an exhibition of a body of work, a written thesis that supports the work, and an oral defense of both.


  • While in the M.F.A. in Fine Arts program at the University of New Orleans we expect students to engage Visual Literacy, Willingness to Enter into Critical Discourse and Fervent Art Practice. 
  • Emphasis is given to developing a course of study tailored to your needs, while encouraging exploration and risk-taking. 
  • Our program supports a thorough engagement with the processes and principles that are fundamental to the discipline, as well as an informed awareness of issues and practices within the larger art community. 
  • Developing fluency in critical discourse, analysis, and writing are important parts of graduate life.

Programme Structure

  • 30 credits in major studio
  • 12 credits in minor studio
  • 6 credits in graduate seminar
  • 6 credits in art history
  • Candidacy approval
  • 6 credits in thesis development (exhibition and written thesis with oral defense

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a 4-year degree equivalent from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad.
  • Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree or international equivalent will be considered for conditional admission.
  • 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for all graduate coursework
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Orleans

1125 - 2151 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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