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Painting and Drawing, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #14 (ARWU) , WA,
The Master of Fine Arts in Painting is an intensive two-year course of study. We seek advanced students who are highly motivated, self-directed, and committed to painting and drawing as visual expression. 

About

We enroll between four and six MFA candidates each year, providing for a group of eight to ten students. Our graduate students work closely with a dedicated faculty of six professors who, in their own work, represent a broad range of contemporary painting. The Graduate Painting + Drawing Program emphasizes self motivated and intensive studio work and research. We encourage students to enroll in classes or seminars which are available in the university and the school at large. We encourage the cultivation of individual sensibility and the pursuit of each student’s unique artistic vision.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Painting Studio
  • Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminar 
  • Art History and/or Studio Art Elective

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

  • Previous academic performance (cumulative and business GPA)
  • Completion of all prerequisite courses
  • Personal statement
  • Results of the Writing Skills Assessment (WSA). Students who are required to show Proof of English Proficiency for general UW Tacoma admission are allowed to submit the TOEFL or IELTS in lieu of WSA scores.
  • Likelihood of success in the degree program
  • Demonstration of the relationship between academic opportunities and the candidate's professional career goals

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31680 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17772 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Seattle

  • 1480 - 2580 USD/month
    Living Costs

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