Master Blended

Visual Art

Azusa Pacific University

24 months
730 USD/credit 21900 USD/year
730 USD/credit 21900 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art at Azusa Pacific University provides an educational context within which artists of unusual artistic promise and strong motivation explore the horizons of their talents in the midst of an intense critical dialogue of both faith and art. 


The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art is offered at Azusa Pacific University.

Key facts:

As the first graduate art degree within the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that encourages students to integrate the essential elements of their faith, life, and art, the MFA in Visual Art offers students:

  • A low-residency program format that enables students to complete their MFA during four summer terms and independent studio practice during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Highly collaborative relationships with MFA program mentor-professors, enabling artists to hone their talent through critique and individual instruction.
  • Professors with a wealth of experience garnered from national and international exhibitions, through conference presentations, and as artists engaged in the contemporary art scene.
  • A learning environment within one of the most cultivated art centers in the world, Southern California, which boasts world-class museums and galleries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critique
  • Independent Studio
  • Integration: Theory and Practice
  • Critical Issues in Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • Current résumé of work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent 
  • Portfolio submitted through SlideRoom consisting of either:

Fifteen clearly labeled digital images of work accompanied by an inventory list, including the title, year, dimensions, and material.


A clearly labeled two-and-a-half to three-minute video indicative of work, portions of works, and/or details of works (performance art and video art applicants only)

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English
  • Submit a copy of a valid passport


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    21900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 730 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pacific

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


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