36 months
18030 USD/year
18030 USD/year
8202 USD/year
Tuition fee
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A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts from Florida International University is a production-oriented, studio art program directed toward individual development.

Visit the official programme website for more information


At Florida International University , the Visual Arts curriculum is designed for maximum flexibility to accommodate both those seeking advanced training in a particular studio area and those whose interests may involve more media cross-over. Graduates of the program will be prepared for careers as professional artists. 

The MFA is the terminal degree in Studio Art.

A Bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent is required for all applicants to the MFA program. Applicants are required to electronically submit a portfolio of their works for review by a departmental committee. 

The department utilizes the GetAcceptd.com portal for the portfolio submissions. Applications and Portfolio deadline is February 1st. Admission is once a year, with Fall semester entry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Art Seminar
  • Art Pedagogy
  • Drawing
  • Figure Drawing
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Printmaking 
  • Painting
  • Portrait Painting 
  • Figure Painting
  • Still Life Painting
  • Critical Studies in the Visual Arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of the bachelor’s degree in art or equivalent
  • Certified college transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – professional or academic
  • Written statement of intent: creative work and goals for development while in the program (no more than 500 words)
  • Portfolio that includes 20 images (300 dpi, jpeg format)
  • CV
  • Summit MFA Portfolio

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    18030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9015 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    8202 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4101 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for West Miami

900 - 1400 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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