How to Apply
Instructions for Applying to the MFA Program
MFA Admission Requirements
MFA applicants must have an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (BA, BFA, or BS), and MUST HAVE 24 credits in studio art and 9 in art history. Applicants must also have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall, and a 3.0 GPA in art courses.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15th
Applications uploaded after the January 15th deadline will not be considered. From the pool of applicants we receive, we will accept some students for the fall and some for the following spring. If you are accepted for the fall, you may have the option to defer to the spring, but if you are accepted for the spring, you must start in the spring.
The MFA program is offered in six concentrations, of which you must select only one:
3. Printmaking/Drawing/Works on Paper
5. Clay and Casting
6. Combined Media (Installation, Performance and Video. NOT Mixed Media or Collage.)
To complete the application, you will need to fill out the Hunter College Graduate Application for Admission here: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=Hunter-G
You will also need to upload your portfolio at http://hunter.slideroom.com where you will be provided specific instructions about requirements for all work submitted online.
If you have any questions about your submission, please contact the Art Department Office at (212) 772-5052.
The Art Department will hold informational meetings with the Graduate Advisor, generally every Wednesday at 5 pm from September to December. Please call (212) 772-5052 to sign up to attend a meeting. Directions to the meeting: Please check in with the security desk on the ground floor of the Hunter College West building, on the southwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Ave. From there, you can enter the North Building on 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues (the entrance says Kaye Playhouse). The meeting will take place in the main art department office, on the 11th floor of the North Building, room 11054, you will need to take the left bank of elevators to get to the 11th floor.
Note: Those selected for an interview will be contacted by the Art Department by early March. Please do not contact the Art Department to inquire about the status of your application.