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Fibers and Materials Studies, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The Fibers and Materials Studies program at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University is a two-year, 60-credit program leading to the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree that pushes students to refine their aesthetic and embrace a broad definition of material exploration in relation to relevant global issues.

Overview

Program Overview

Under the mentorship of an influential and diverse faculty and visiting artists on the cutting-edge of creative practice and critical inquiry, students find a compassionate, inclusive environment primed for experimentation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and independent study.

Students of the Fibers and Materials Studies program at Temple University have unlimited access to Tyler’s state-of-the-art equipment and the abundant resources of Temple, a large public research university, to drive their research-based concepts. Fibers and Materials Studies M.F.A. students also collaborate across the school through projects like Tyler’s Natural Dye Garden, as well as leverage Philadelphia’s landscape and vibrant DIY art scene to conduct community-based projects; study social and political issues; and examine the relationship between materials, processes, and concepts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar, Ceramics/Glass/Fibers 
  • Graduate Projects, Fibers 
  • Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Fibers 
  • Graduate Thesis Research: Fibers 
  • Graduate Professional Practices 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • 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: 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

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1516 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1142 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1142 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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