Prospective MFA

MFA Application Requirements 
Prerequisite: a bachelor's degree in studio art or related field, and/or a strong portfolio and statement of purpose.

All applications must be submitted online through the Application for Graduate Study portal.  

  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation;
  • A 250-500 word Statement of Purpose describing your artistic intent, conceptual foundation, research interests, and impetus to complete an MFA degree;
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • Digital Portfolio with Image List; 20 images of artwork and/or up to 10 minutes of time-based work (see below).
Digital Portfolio Guidelines: The Image List and Images must be compiled into a single PDF document.  If you have video or sound files, please include a page in your PDF portfolio document with a link to Vimeo or Soundcloud along with any necessary passwords.  

 


Application Deadlines


Fall semester deadline—February 1

Fellowships deadline—February 1

Spring semester deadline –October 1

 

For full GWU admission requirements and to apply, please click here. The links to the online application system can be found under "Apply Now" in the left column.

MFA FAQ

Who do I contact for more info?

James Sham
Director of Graduate Studies: Fine Arts
Assistant Professor of Innovation Arts
phone: 202-994-6089
email: mrsham@gwu.edu
office: Smith Hall 314