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Art Studio

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MFA (48 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: January 15
Spring Application Deadline: Not Applicable
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Carrie Moyer
Contact Information:

Advising Assistant: Eiko Nishida

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College - College & University Transcripts
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • Applicants who have a previously completed MFA in Art cannot be considered for admission to the Studio Art program at Hunter College.
  • 10 images of your current art work must be uploaded at For additional information, please visit the Art Department website.
  • Resume (optional; for further detailed information, please contact the graduate advisor). 
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. Explain your motivations for becoming an artist and discuss personal experiences that have influenced the nature of your work; provide a specific description of your artistic practice and place your work in a critical and historical context (feel free to discuss specific artists, tendencies and theories that play a role in your practice; identify the specific features of the Hunter College MFA Program that would benefit your creative development). In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL iBT: 80/ Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Based Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Art Department  website.

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

*On 11/22, 12/13, 12/26, 12/27 and 12/28 all offices at Hunter College will close at 3:00PM

**Our office is currently assisting students and prospective applicants at the Welcome Center, Rm 100 North Building (located on the first floor-main Hunter College campus)

Please direct all inquiries via:

Telephone: (212) 396-6049


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