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Fine Art, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The low-residency structure provides the best of both worlds: a strong community of artists to guide and inspire you, along with the autonomy of working in your home studio.

Your creativity and perspective will be challenged throughout and you will graduate with a terminal degree and a portfolio of work that shows the technical and conceptual mastery of your chosen media. Throughout the Master of Fine Arts program from University of Saint Francis , you will receive personalized attention from a faculty mentor — someone who knows your goals and inspires success.

Career options:

  • Writer
  • Dancer
  • Actor
  • Photographer
  • Designer
  • Teacher
  • Gallery Manager
  • Graphic Designer
  • Administration in a college theater department. 
  • Private acting coach 
  • Dance Instructor

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Filmmaking
  • Creative writing
  • Visual arts
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Dance 
  • Theater

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Priority application deadline is April 1st but applications will be accepted until May 1st.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. Transcripts must be sent directly from the registrar of institution(s) attended
  • Submit a DD214 form (United States veterans only)
  • Submit a formal essay expressing your goals in pursuing the MFA in Studio Art degree to
  • Submit a resume/cv to
  • Submit a portfolio of technically and conceptually robust artwork in the form of 20 digital files and an image list to accompany the portfolio with corresponding information for each piece: Title, Media, Year Completed, and Size
  • Submit three letters of recommendation using our program recommendation form.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    935 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 935 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Fort Wayne

  • 830 - 1270 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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