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.
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.
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