Master On Campus

Visual Arts

University of North Dakota

24 months
23005 USD/year
17254 USD/year
11502 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Immerse yourself in your studio practice and prepare for a dynamic career in the world of art with the Visual Arts program from University of North Dakota.


The practice of art is a powerful expression of values. An M.F.A. in visual art from UND gives you the tools to define your practice, sharpen your skills and make your mark as an artist.

Why Study Visual Arts at University of North Dakota?

The Master of Fine Arts degree program in Visual Arts is a strongly studio-oriented program that prepares you for professional practice as a working artist, educator or arts administrator.

The curriculum combines hands-on studio experience with comprehensive study in art history, theory and supporting disciplines. Academic seminars promote the exploration of visual expression.

M.F.A. students at UND focus on media including:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Metalsmithing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Mixed media art

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Painting
  • Drawing
  • Intro to Printmaking
  • Metalsmithing: Jewelry and Small Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Professional Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to Approved Status requires a BA or BFA degree with at least 63 semester hours in studio courses plus a minimum of 12 semester hours in art history from a regionally accredited college or equivalent.
  • A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A= 4.00).
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
  • Image portfolio of twenty (20) clearly identified images representative of the student’s recent work and/or documentation on a USB drive.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23005 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17254 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11502 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Minnesota residents: $14,608.32 USD per year

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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