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Painting, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The M.F.A. program offers focused study in the areas of ceramics, graphic design, intermedia/photography, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The three-year M.F.A. program challenges students to reach their highest potential as critically engaged artists.

Learning outcomes 

The selective and limited enrollment ensures regular individual contact with a dedicated, diverse faculty who are committed to a sustained professional exchange with each student.

Students of this Painting program from West Virginia University must be able to apply and communicate a diverse body of knowledge of historical, cultural, contemporary, and aesthetic issues to their professional practice. Students are expected to articulate and defend their position within the context of contemporary art discourse.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Asian Art
  • Native American
  • Greek and Roman
  • History of Stained Glass
  • Modern Art Theory

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    30 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.74

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.74 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

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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