M.A. On Campus


University of Hartford

24 months
25584 USD/year
25584 USD/year
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This prestigious Illustration program at University of Hartford is the only low residency MFA in the country that is dedicated exclusively to illustration.


Key Features

Whether you’re looking to pursue a career in education, revitalize your creativity, or reinvent your portfolio, you can earn an MFA in Illustration at University of Hartford while maintaining your career and commitments at home. You’ll be surrounded by fellow students who are, themselves, highly motivated, established illustrators, illustrator/graphic designers, and illustration educators from across the country.

The structure of our program allows you to complete the program in two years (summer, fall, spring semesters each) plus two weeks (final third summer). In between contact periods, you’ll maintain communication with the Program Director and Thesis Advisor while completing assignments and developing a thesis project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graphic Design
  • Colors
  • 3D
  • Black and White
  • Drawing
  • Painting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upon the acceptance of your portfolio, complete the online application and submit your $50 application fee.
  • Submit a letter of intent (within the online application). In no more than 500 words, this statement should address your influences, interests, brief life history, current direction, and reasons for applying to a graduate program at this time.
  • Request one letter of recommendation attesting to your ability and competence from a person practicing or teaching in the field in which the application is made.
  • Upload your portfolio (URL or PDF format) to the application portal.

Tuition Fee

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    25584 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25584 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25584 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25584 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hartford

1100 - 1600 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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