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Art (MFA) 
Program Description

60 units are required to complete the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Art degree.


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Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Art

College of Fine Arts  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Megan Bartel
Graduate Program Coordinator
Megan Bartel
Director of Graduate Studies
Karen M Zimmermann
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements
  • Select the track you would like to apply for:
    • 2D: Painting and Drawing
    • 2D: Printmaking
    • 3D & Extended Media
    • Illustration + Design
    • Interdisciplinary Practice
    • Photography
  • Please combine the following items into a single document (maximum file size: 5 MB) in the order shown below:
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Please attach a Portfolio of 20 Images (largest file size for each image is 2 MB) with the title, medium, dimensions and date. If you are submitting video, please submit a still for the image and provide us with a link to a website like youtube, vimeo before the title, medium, dimensions and date of your video.
  • Transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended.  For initial evaluation purposes, you may attach scans of official or unofficial transcripts.
  • The names and contact information for 3 referees who will be submitting Letter of Recommendation forms on your behalf.  (Click here for the PDF form; click here for the Word Doc form).  All Letter of Recommendation forms must be received by the application deadline and at least 2 Letter of Recommendation forms must be from academic sources.  The preferred method to receive letter of recommendation forms is through the web-based Graduate Admissions Application. If, however, this is not possible, letters can be sent to:

    Graduate Program
    School of Art
    University of Arizona
    P.O. Box 210002
    Tucson, AZ 85721

No GRE scores are required.

Standardized Tests

International Students Only:
Minimum TOEFL
: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

The School of Art offers fee waivers, scholarships, fellowships and graduate assistantships for graduate students in good standing. These awards are competitive and assigned during both fall and spring semesters.
Please refer to the department website for more information:

Admissions Deadlines

Fall: January 10th

International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 2406,2499

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 60

Minor Requirements

No minor is required for this degree.

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Last revised 29 Aug 2019