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JANUARY 10 - 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, a portfolio of creative work must be submitted by January 10.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the Online Application for Graduate Admissions.
Applications to the MFA in Art must include the following:
1. A Statement of Purpose. Length: 1000 words.
2. Three (3) letters of recommendations (recommenders must submit letters via online application).
3. A portfolio of 20 images and/or other media samples. Images must include title of the work, size, year, medium, description, and duration of the work, if time-based.
4. One copy of unofficial transcripts from the Undergraduate institution(s) attended by the applicant. Do not send official transcripts. Official transcripts will be requested if and when applicant is admitted and decide to attend UCI.
*Please note that the Personal History Statement is not required; when prompted by the system, enter "Not Required." However, if you are admitted to the program and would like to be considered to receive Recruitment Fellowship funds, a Personal History Statement is necessary.
ALL PARTS OF THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 10; NO GRACE PERIOD.
A faculty committee will review all completed 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 is not required.
TOEFL is required for foreign applicants, with exceptions.
If you have any questions regarding the application requirements, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding the admission process, please send an email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding the graduate program itself, please send an email to faculty graduate advisors Amanda Ross-Ho firstname.lastname@example.org or to Simon Leung email@example.com.
Normally, 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. However, due to COVID, campus visits are suspended at this time, until further notice.
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