Master On Campus


The City University of New York

24 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The MFA in Art's mission is to offer Bronx and surrounding regional students at The City University of New York the unique opportunity to study quality academic art and art history programing where both traditional studio and digital art practice share common goals and vision.


The Department of Art offers a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Art in ceramics, digital media, printmaking, graphics, painting, and sculpture. This program is intended for students who have demonstrated ability for independent work of high quality in one of the five fields.

Learning outcomes

Students must select an area of specialization from among ceramics, digital media, printmaking, painting, and sculpture, and should use the following breakdown of courses to complete the 48 Credit M.F.A.

 All students must take ART 744 (First-Year Graduate Seminar) for 3 credits. Students must also earn 12 credits in their area of specialization, 9 credits in Art History, and 12 credits in electives. (Electives are in areas outside the student's own specialization and will be selected in consultation with the Graduate Advisor from courses in ceramics, digital media, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.) 

Prior to beginning their Master's thesis, students must complete 3 credits of independent studio work in ART 742 (Independent Research). In the final two semesters of the program, all students will take the 9 credits of ART 748 (Master's Thesis I) and ART 750 (Master's Thesis II) in their area of specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • First-Year Graduate Seminar
  • Art courses
  • Art History courses
  • Elective courses in Art
  • Independent Research
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate the potential to pursue graduate study successfully, that is, have attained a minimum undergraduate grade average of B in Art courses and a minimum grade average of B- in the undergraduate record as a whole.
  • Have earned a minimum of 33 undergraduate credits in Art. This total must include one 3-credit survey course in Art History and 6 additional credits in Art History.
  • Complete an interview with the Department and submit a portfolio and/or photographs or slides of recent work.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from college instructors.
  • If conditionally admitted, satisfy the conditions within one year.
  • Personal Interview. 
  • Applicants will then need to present examples of their work - either originals, photographs, or color transparencies - for final approval.
  • Applicants will be reviewed by the department's M.F.A. Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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