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graduate | admissions

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 16:05

JANUARY 15 - for applications to the MFA in Art


Applicants for admission to the MFA program must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate study, hold a BA or BFA, and have completed one year of Twentieth-Century Art History (students who have not completed this will be required to do so as part of their graduate studies). In addition, for applications to the MFA in Art, a portfolio of creative work must be submitted by January 15.


1. Complete the Online Application for Graduate Admissions, which includes submission of a Statement of Purpose and three (3) letters of recommendations (recommenders must submit letters via online application).


2. Submit a portfolio of 20 images and/or other media samples, to be uploaded at Images must include title of the work, size, year, medium, description, and duration of the work, if time-based.  Slideroom will ask for a "student number;" please enter the application number given to you when you apply online,

3. One copy of transcripts from the Undergraduate institution(s) attended by the applicant.  Undergraduate institutions must send transcripts directly to:

University of California, Irvine
Art Department
3229 Art Culture and Technology
Irvine, CA 92697-2775

Attn: Graduate Application


A faculty committee will review all complete applications.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete.  Any incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Recipients of a BA degree from UCI will not be considered for admission to the MFA program until a minimum of one year after receipt of an undergraduate degree.

GRE scores are not required for all applicants.  TOEFL is required for foreign applicants.

If you have any questions regarding the application requirements, please send an e-mail to

If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please send an email to

Applicants are encouraged to arrange a campus visit between October 1 and December 1 to view the facilities, meet with faculty and/or attend a graduate level class.  Fall Quarter Tours are on Wednesdays at 5pm and appointments are required.  Please contact Graduate Student Liaisons Sasha Bergstrom-Katz and Kim Garcia to schedule a visit.  If you are unable to attend a Wednesday tour, please send in a request for your preferred dates and times.  Prospective applicants with last names starting with A-M contact Sasha at and prospective applicants with last names starting with N-Z contact Kim at

The University of California, Irvine, provides equal opportunity in its admissions, services, and employment, and implements student and employment affirmative action programs.