Important Links

Artist Statement Examples

One description on how to write an artist statement can be found [HERE], but it is far from conclusive. Here are a few good examples of digital media artists writing about their work.

Demo Reels

Group1 - craptastic

Group2 - middle ground Group 3 - much better

Group 4 - the Prezi model


Hunter Grant - Used to get job at Blizzard - Cinematics

Aaron Halifax - Used to get job at Blue Sky - Technical Assistant

Joshua Fry - Used to get Lighting Internship at Pixar

Tom Jech - Blizzard - Animator

Mary Twohig - Demo Reel

Library Liason for the Arts

Dr. Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper
Assistant Professor of Ancient Art History
Bowling Green State University
mail: 1000 Fine Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403
office: 1018 Fine Arts Center
email: slangin (at)

Graduate School Resources

ARTC 409 - Graduate School Resources
MFA and MA Programs

**NOTE: instructor claims no responsibility for the accuracy of this student-submitted list.

General Lists:

US News and World Reports Directory of Fine Arts Programs (MFA)

SIGGRAPH New Education Directory - Incomplete

The SIGGRAPH OLD Education Directory

UMBC's List of MFA Programs - Listed geographically

Graduate Schools - Fine Arts


SIGGRAPH Education Resources (Other useful stuff)

Bachelor and Associate Programs


Specific Schools - MFA and MA Programs

Academy of Art University Updated 2007! Alfred University Arizona State University New 2007!
Art Center College of Design
Bowling Green State University California Institute of the Arts
California State University, Hayward California College of Arts and Crafts Clemson University
Cornell University
Cranbrook Florida Atlantic
Long Island University ???Maryland Institute College of ARt?? Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mississippi State University
Monash University
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
???Parsons??? Pratt Institute
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology Updated 2007! San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Savannah College of Art and Design Updated 2007! The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of Visual Arts
Simon Fraser University
Stanford University (Computer Graphics Laboratory)
Syracuse University
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of California, Davis (Computer Graphics Group) University of California, San Diego
???University of California, Los Angeles??? University of Georgia University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Maryland, Baltimore County new 2007! University of New South Wales
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California Updated 2007! University of Victoria
Kent State University
University of Florida

List Format:
   1. contact person / dept & address
   2. type of program (degree/depts)
   3. application and requirements
   4. portfolio limitations / requirements
   5. Application Due Date (if applicable).
   6. Facilities access
   7. Areas of degree specialization
   8. Other important specifics

Academy of Art University
Updated 2007!

1.     Tom Bertino - Dir. of Graduate Animation and Visual Effects
Graduate Admissions
Academy of Art University
P.O. Box 193844
San Francisco, CA 94109

2.     MFA / Animation and Visual Effects

3.     Application (fee $100)

4.     Portfolio: Official College Transcripts, Statement of Intent, Resume, Letters of Recommendation

5.     Not listed

6.     Body of work in a chosen discipline + description list

7.     Anytime up to a week before semester starts

8.     PC/Mac Labs, green Screen Studio, Sound Booth, Software:
Maya, Avid, Adobe, Discreet.... 291 workstations

9.     School of Animation & Visual Effects (2D,3D,Modeling,Visual Effects)
8. 3.5 yrs

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Arizona State University - Herberger College of the Arts (Tempe, Arizona)
New 2007!

1.     Graduate Coordinator, School of Art Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287

2.     M.F.A. degrees in Digital Arts, Drawing, Intermedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, etc.

3.     Application form (online), transcript, portfolio, 3 recommendations, statement of intent

4.     20 mounted slides in slide sheet (titled), slide list, VHS tape for multimedia applications

5.     Application deadline: January 15

6.     Tour information unavailable

7.     Degree specialization not noticed

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California College of Arts and Crafts - Program in Visual Criticism:

Phone: 1-800-447-1ART or1- 415-703-9523

The M.A. Program in Visual Criticism educates students about the contemporary world of visual images and objects so that they may engage that world through critical and creative writings. The program is designed for students who have an interest in visual arts, design, and culture and are primarily committed to refining their critical consciousness and writing.

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California Institute of the Arts:

  • Admission Deadline: Jan 6th, 2003
  • Type: MFA General Fine Arts Studies
      Materials needed
    1. Application and Fee - $60
    2. Transcripts
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Portfolio Review/Audition
Phone: 1-805-255-1050, ext 2185

The program encourages individuals to experiment in hybrid forms, and to stretch their ideas of the possible, or of the permissible. All graduate students have private studios, and are expected to use them, in consultation with a faculty of working artists, to create a distinct body of work during their residency.

Research Areas: Painting; Drawing: Sculpture: Installation: Video: Post-Studio: Performance; Photography: Hybrid Forms; Printmaking; Integrated Media; Writing

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology:


  • successful completion of a relevant program
  • sufficient relevant industry experience and skills to qualify for entry
  • portfolio (does not specify what to include)
  • interview
  • application

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Kent State University:

Teacher- Sean Mercer: 330-672-
Portfolio Review Required
Program - Grad - 2 year term
Application deadline- Feb. 15, 2005
Fee: $40

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Mesmer Animation Labs
Various training-style courses in game art offered. More info requested.

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Monash University:

Australia Freecall number: 1800 1818 38
Tel: +61 3 9627 4852 (outside Australia)
Fax: +61 3 9627 4862
Monash International Admissions
International Centre
Building 73, Monash University
Clayton, Victoria 3800

MFA (by research) - Digital Arts

Application Due Date - Two months before beginning of desired starting semester

Yearly Tuition - $18-21,000AUD per academic year


  • Bachelors degree in art or design
  • application
  • 10-15 pieces recent or relevant work (can be multimedia pieces, slides or color printouts which must be numbered and have a corresponding list of details attached)
  • certified copies of all academic transcripts and/or work experience
  • current academic and professional curriculum vitae
  • evidence that you meet the English language requirements
  • 200 word summary of proposed research project
  • application fee- 100AUD application fee

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New York University:
Interactive Telecommunications

  1. The six-page application form with your signature (on page 18 of the application booklet).
  2. The personal statement submitted in hard copy. The statement should examine in approximately 1,000 words (four pages, typed, double-spaced) aspects of your character that distinguish you as an individual. Please address the following points:
    1. Why do you want to join ITP?
    2. Our program is highly collaborative: what in your background, discipline, and/or art do you feel will contribute to ITP's vitality and imagination in the search for new communication forms?
  3. The resume should be submitted in hard copy. Please list your educational background and any work experience whether multimedia related or not.
  4. All official transcripts (official transcripts in a sealed envelope are required). If official transcripts are impossible to obtain by the application deadline, we will accept photocopies of transcripts or transcripts issued directly, provided the document in question shows the seal and address of the institution and an official signature of the registrar. Official transcripts may be sent separately from the application package if necessary.
  5. $60 application fee.
  6. The Applicant Notification Card (or sheet, if application is downloaded from the Web).
  7. The Student Profile Card (or sheet).
  8. Portfolio (optional): If you wish to send a portfolio, please prepare the following:
    1. A hard copy version of instructions for viewing the portfolio, a list of contents, and the applicant's role in the production of the portfolio.
    2. We ask that applicants limit the creative work to just one of the following formats:
      1. Zip disk (Mac, PC, or Mac/PC)
      2. CD-ROM (Mac, PC, or Mac/PC)
      3. Video. Limit: one tape. Format: VHS (NTSC) or DV. No more than three segments edited to a combined total of no more than 20 minutes.
      4. URLs. Limit: Three. Provide a list of required plugins or technical specifications. Please check very carefully that all links are working properly.
      5. Slides. Limit: no more than 20 slides inserted in a single plastic slide sheet. Do not submit a slide carousel.
      6. Print. Laser copies, photographs, portfolio book. Do not exceed 11" x 14" dimensions.
      7. Writing Samples. Limit: No more than 20 pages.
      8. Audiotapes or CDs.
    3. Creative Portfolio Contents Guide Sheet (see page 19).
    4. Creative Materials Received Card (or sheet).
    5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope (if you want your creative materials returned).

Center for Advanced Digital Applications

  • Application form
  • GRE test score
  • transcript
  • two letters of recommendation
  • resume
  • portfolio (either slide, video, or CD format)
  • $50 fee
Deadline: June 1st

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Ohio State University - Art and Technology:

146 Hopkins Hall
128 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210
Teacher - Richard Harned: email:

  • They require you pass the GRE if you have graduated with a GPA of under 3.0.
  • They want a 300-500 word artist statement.
  • Portfolio must consist of 20 slides (5 of which may be drawings), video, or cd.
  • You need 3 references
  • transcripts
  • the deadline is Jan 10.
  • The fee is 35 dollars.

Ohio State University Graduate Admissions

Art and Technology Department:       |       Art and Technology courses

Resources available to the school:
New Media Robotics Laboratory    |     Holography Laboratory    |     Wexner Center for the Arts    |     Media Arts & Culture Colloquium

Application Information
Graduate Application (PDF format)

Who to contact for Art and Technology Program or ACCAD: Midori Kitagawa,

phone: 614-292-5072

Fellowships: Yes.

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Ohio University

School of Film (MA and MFA)

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San Francisco Art Institute

Phone: 1-415-771-7020

The goal of San Francisco Art Institute's MFA Program is to help students develop an independent body of work to be pursued throughout their lives. Students may enroll in the MFA Program through the following disciplines: Filmmaking, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.


  • $65 Application FeeÊand Application form
  • 2 copies of an Artist Statement
  • Transcripts
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Portfolio Inventory and a cohesive body of work making up a portfolio
    The portfolio can be any documentation of pieces. This includes prints, video, slides, drawings and photos.
  • Due Date: February 1 2004

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San Francisco State University - Art and Art History

Phone: 1-415-338-2234

Two graduate programs are offered--an M.A. with an emphasis in Art History and an M.F.A. in Studio Arts. The three-year professional M.F.A. curriculum is an integrated course of study across a spectrum of studio arts and their adjunct fields of theory, history, and criticism. The M.A. prepares students for doctoral studies and for careers in galleries, museums, and other community institutions. Specializations are available primarily in modern and contemporary--including feminist--art, a variety of Western European topics, and the arts of Africa, the Pacific, and Native Americas, including the Caribbean.

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San Jose State University

Phone: 1-408-924-4346

Degrees Offered:
M.A. - Art
M.F.A. - Art, Concentration in Computers in Fine Art, Photography, Pictorial Arts, or Spatial Arts

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Graduate Programs and Resources

Art and Technology Studies Department       |       Art and Technology courses
Film, Video and New Media Department       |       Film, Video, and New Media courses
Visual Communication Department       |       Visual Communication courses

Resources available to the school: The Art Institute of Chicago

Prerequisites for Graduate Programs
Master of Fine Arts: Application to the MFA in studio and writing programs is open to students who have already earned (or who will soon complete) a bachelor's degree with a strong concentration in the area they wish to enter on the graduate level.

Admissions Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • slide portfolio
  • interview recommended
  • $65 fee
Deadline: Jan 10, 2004

Who to contact for Art and Technology Studies: Tiffany Holmes,

Fellowship: Highly Competitive

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Simon Fraser University- School for the Contemporary Arts

Phone: 1-604-291-3724

The MFA Program provides advanced professional training for artists in dance, film, music, theatre and visual art. Designed to emphasize the close relationships between art forms, the MFA program is dedicated to fostering creativity through interdisciplinary explorations, studio training and the integration of new technoologies in the fine and performing arts. Successful applicants typically have an undergraduate degree, substantial training in at least one art discipline, evidence of an active art practice, and a clear interest in interdiciplinary experimentation and the interrelationships among the arts.

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Syracuse University

School of Art and Design

Office of Graduate Student Services
204 Crouse College
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1010
(315) 443-3089

If you would like to get involved in any of these opportunities, or if you have suggestions or questions, please contact Amy Patrick, the college's alumni relations coordinator, at 315-952-1967 or We look forward to hearing from you!

Many programs have deadlines for accepting applications and for first consideration. This information is in the individual applications. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all application materials arrive at Syracuse by any applicable deadlines.

Graduate Admissions

Candidates for admission to the illustration program are expected to give evidence of superior accomplishment and potential. Illustrators find opportunities in a wide variety of markets including book jackets and story art; periodicals; children's books; editorial magazines; advertising; greeting cards; graphic novels; animation; and storyboarding for TV, videos, and movies. Traditional illustrator's drawing and painting skills may be combined with electronic media to expand potential avenues of visual communication.

DEADLINES: Students applying for University Fellowships must complete the application process, including samples of strong academic writing, by December 1. Those applying for graduate assistantships must complete the application process by March 1. All other applications are reviewed beginning March 1, but will be accepted beyond that date.

Computer Art Program

Deadline: December 1st

Art Media Studies
Deadline (projected) January 10, 2004

Entrance exams are not required, but applicants must submit a portfolio. A personal interview with the program head is required for students seeking assistantship or fellowship support. A residence of three years is normally required to complete the program.

Portfolios should be sent no later than December 1 for all applicants applying for University fellowships, and March 1 for all other applicants.

Portfolios will be reviewed by the departmental faculty committee of the appropriate program. Do not send the portfolio to the Graduate School. A self-addressed stamped envelope must be included for the return of submitted work mailed from within the United States. Portfolios mailed from outside the United States will be returned if an International Reply Coupon is included. International Reply Coupons are sold at post offices in member countries of the Universal Postal Union. While care will be exercised to ensure their safe return, the college cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage.

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University of Alberta - Department of Art and Design

Phone: 1-780-492-5712

Programs leading to the MFA degree are designed to provide advanced studies in painting, sculpture, or printmaking

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University of British Columbia - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Phone: 1-604-822-2848

MFA with a focus on painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture.

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University of California, San Diego - Department of Visual Arts:

Phone: 1-858-534-2862
areas of specialization include painting, sculpture/installation, computing, film/video, photography, performance, and criticism.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC Graduate College

Art and Design Department

Photo/Film/Electronic Media Department Paths of Study: Photography, Film/Animation/Video, & Electronic Visualization

Studio Arts Department Paths of Study: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, & New Genre

Courses:       |

Resources available to the school: Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)

Graduate Application (PDF/web/request)
Deadline: Dec. 15 for Fellowship, February 1 for general

Program contact:
phone: (312) 413-2550

Fellowships: Yes.

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Université Laval - Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Visual Arts

Phone: 1-418-656-2764 / 1-877-785-2825

Degrees Offered: M.A.- Maitrise en arts visuels (design graphique et multimedia)

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University of New South Wales

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of New South Wales

2. Type of Program: mfa

3. Requirements:

  • Assumed Knowledge. recognized Bachelors degree in Visual or Fine Art with performance at credit average; in exceptional cases, other academic and professional qualifications may be considered, and in such cases, the applicants are required to submit a portfolio of their art work
  • application
  • original copies of required documents
  • a) full official transcript of academic record
  • application fee - $50.00 fee online / $100.00 fee otherwise
5. Application deadline- Semester 1: 30 November | Semester2: 30 May

6. Other important specifics : $50.00 fee online / $100.00 fee otherwise

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University of Victoria- Visual Arts

Phone: 1-250-472-4657

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Art Center College of Design:

The MDP at Art Center is a graduate M.F.A. program for transmedia design, combining interactive and digital media, as well as more traditional forms. The MDP develops professional design practice in the context of diverse media technologies.

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Mississippi State University:

The Department of Art offers graduate work leading to a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Visualization. The MFA is a 60 hour terminal degree with an emphasis in either Computer Animation or Multimedia.

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Pratt Institute:

Department: Pratt Computer Graphics and Interactive Media
M.F.A. Computer Graphics and Interactive Media

CGIM has as its main goal the development of the individual as a practicing artist employing digital technology in the pursuit of artistic excellence. Both the BFA and MFA programs are comprised of four general tracks:

  • 2D Digital Imaging and Print,
  • 3D Computer Modeling & Animation,
  • Interactive Media, and
  • Fine Arts & Experimental Media.
Application requirements:
- Application
- February 1 Deadline
- $40 application fee
- Official transcript
- Three letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or others able to judge the applicant's technical potential for graduate study in the specific program in sealed envelopes signed by sender across the envelope flap. These should be submitted with the other documents and application if possible.
- A statement of purpose giving your long-range goals and your reason for applying to Pratt Institute for advanced study.
- Portfolio
    - A portfolio of 12-15 slides or 8.5" x 11" prints is required. In addition to the slides or prints, VHS tapes may be offered. CD-ROMs may be offered only if their content is also offered on a VHS tape. No other media will be accepted. Work may be either analog (traditional) or digital, or both.
- Interview (recommended) Download Application

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Rhode Island School of Design:

The curriculum of this two-year digital arts program is currently being defined. Expanding on a media art focus, the vision of the department is to provide a diverse environment for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary exploration of digital media.

Graduate Admissions Office
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903-2791
Tel.: 401 454-6300 or 800 364-7473
Fax: 401 454-6309

Online Application

Application Fee: $50 nonrefundable.

Graduate Application Deadline: January 21

Notification of Admission: Decisions will be mailed on or before March 24.

You must submit official transcripts (displaying the registrar's signature and school seal) of all undergraduate and/or graduate study indicating satisfactory completion or evidence of anticipated completion of an undergraduate degree program from an accredited college or university.

Digital Media : Your portfolio should consist of 20 slides in analog or digital form and listed on separate slide sheet listing title, medium, size, date. You may also include a CD or DVD of interactive work, a list of URL's and/or a 10 minute video of excerpts of video works.

Statement of Purpose Applicants must submit a written statement outlining their interest in graduate study (500-750 words).

Art Education: MA applicants are asked to address each of the following:
1) What are the reasons for your selection of a particular program strand?
2) Describe the skills, knowledge, and experiences you have in this area that you will bring to your graduate studies.
3) Describe two areas of interest related to your program strand that might be developed as thesis research topics.
4) Describe how an MA in Art Education fits into your professional career plans.

Letters of Recommendation: three sent to the Graduate Admissions Office from people familiar with their professional or scholastic work. The letters are required and must be written on this form:

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Results from the Graduate Record Examination are not required, but MA, MAT and MLA candidates are encouraged to submit their scores.

Return Postage Return postage is required if you wish to have your portfolio returned First Class. In the case of slide portfolios, send a self-addressed manila envelope or mailer with the correct amount of postage. International students should send postal coupons to cover return postage. Portfolios will be returned before May 15.

Yearly Tuition - $27,975 (2004-2005 academic year)

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School of Visual Arts: NY, NY

SVA's MFA Computer Art program, the first of its kind in the United States, is constantly being redefined as our faculty and students discover new creative venues for today's technology. The faculty is a who's who of computer artists in New York, composed of recognized professionals and internationally renowned artists.

Please contact us at: 212.592.2532


  • Applicants are required to submit 20 high quality 35mm slides or color ink jet or photo prints (8.5x11", maximum size).
  • Additional creative work on DVD, Mac or PC format CD (US operating system), URLs, and VHS videotape (NTSC only), are also encouraged.
  • Applicants are not required to submit only computer artworks, but should submit work that reflects a personal aesthetic style.
  • Please do not submit oversized portfolios, binders, prints, master tapes or original work.
Photography and Related Media
Applicants may submit videotapes, computer media, Web site URLs and/or 20 high-quality slides.

As an innovative leader in teaching creative lens-based arts, our focus is to challenge traditional assumptions of how the mediums of photography and video are taught. We believe that photography is a universal matrix for the documentation of the world. The relationships between photography and the fine arts, communications, sciences and the humanities are pervasive fact of 21st-century culture. Original imagery stems from the exploration of these relationships and it is this quest that we cultivate. - Charles H. Traub, chair


  • Application and Fee A completed Application for Graduate Admission form must be accompanied by a $70 application fee ($80 for international applicants). Payment may be made by check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa or JCB credit card. Checks should be made payable to: School of Visual Arts. Cash payments will not be accepted. Note: All payments must be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.
  • Official Transcripts Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are required and must be received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be officially translated into English. In exceptional cases, students may transfer a maximum of 15 credits.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation from instructors or practicing professionals must be received in an envelope sealed and signed by the person issuing the recommendation.
  • Portfolio Please refer to the portfolio requirements that follow.
  • Statement of Purpose and Resume A written statement of the applicant's intent and reason for graduate study is required. In addition, applicants to the Art Education, Art Therapy, Computer Art, Fine Arts, Illustration as Visual Essay and Photography and Related Media programs must submit a rŽsumŽ.
  • Writing Sample All applicants to the Design and Illustration as Visual Essay programs must submit a writing sample. The writing sample should be between 500 and 1,000 words and must be typed. Content is at the discretion of the applicant.
  • Interview Personal interviews for applicants to the Art Education, Art Therapy, Design and Fine Arts programs may be scheduled by the Committee on Graduate Admissions after all required application materials have been reviewed. Interviews will not be scheduled for the Computer Art, Illustration as Visual Essay, and Photography and Related Media programs.

Application Deadline: February 2
All required application materials must be received together in one package by the Office of Graduate Admissions no later than February 2, 2004. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified, by mail, of the receipt of their application. Applicants who need immediate confirmation of the receipt of application materials, should send all materials through a mailing service that will track the package.

Office of Graduate Admissions
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23 Street
New York, NY 10010-3994.
Tel: 212.592.2100
Fax: 212.592.2116

Applicants will receive an admissions decision in writing by April 1. The College does not disclose admissions decisions via phone, fax or e-mail.

Note: All portfolio submissions become the property of the School of Visual Arts and will not be returned. No oversize portfolios, binders, prints or original work will be accepted. The College is not responsible for any media that is received in damaged condition and cannot be viewed.

The procedures for the submission of slides are applicable to all departments. In addition, please refer to the portfolio requirements for each department that follow.

Slides must be submitted in a clear plastic slide sheet. Only 35mm slides will be reviewed. Please do not submit glass slides. Each slide must have the slide number, applicant's name and top of the work clearly indicated on the slide. Do not use labels. An annotated slide list with the applicant's name must accompany the portfolio. The list should include the following information for each work: slide number, title, size, medium and date of work.

CONTACTING THE DEPARTMENT We strongly encourage applicants to visit their prospective department prior to submitting their application materials. Visits should be arranged through each department directly.
MFA Computer Art
Tel: 212.592.2532
Fax: 212.592.2509

COMPUTER ART TUITION AND EXPENSES TUITION | The tuition fee for the academic year 2003-2004 for the Computer Art program is $20,280, and the estimated departmental fee is $1,100 per semester.

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California State University, Hayward:

The curriculum in the Multimedia Graduate Program is designed to foster an intelligent mix of production expertise, research methods and aesthetics. In addition, many of the faculty assign material that the student must execute from within a group. This gives students a chance to explore and expand on the skills necessary to succeed in a team-based environment.

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Cornell University:

Applicants are required to have prior knowledge in computer graphics

  • GRE plus the specific computer science test.

    For further information on graduate study in the Field of Architecture, contact:

    Dianne Whitmore
    Graduate Field Assistant Field of Architecture
    143 E. Sibley Hall Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York 14853

  • Phone: 1-607-255-6701
  • Fax: 1-607-255-0291

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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

    Graduate studies in Media Arts and Sciences can result in a Master of Science degree, a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences, or a Master of Science in Media Technology, at the student's option.

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    New York Institute of Technology:

    Computer graphics and animation specialists with future-focused education and skills will find a strong job market and exciting opportunities for professional development. Your NYIT degree and portfolio will give you a strong competitive edge and the professional quality experience you'll need for success in this exciting field.

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    Savannah College of Art and Design:
    Updated 2007!

    1.     Cheryl Cabrera (Animation Professor)
    Admission Department
    P.O. Box 2072
    Savannah, GA 31402-2072

    2.     MFA in Animation

    3.     Application
    $25 fee
    College Transcript
    Statement of Purpose
    (opt.) interview + GRE scores

    4.     Portfolio: 10-20 images, slide or digital format, inventory sheet, writing sample (required for some degrees)

    5.     Rolling admission, March 1 for Fall 2008

    6.     Many labs and up to date software

    7.     Degree specialization not noticed

    8.     Great Networks+++

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    Stanford University (Computer Graphics Laboratory):

    Graduate programs are offered in the History of Art, Studio Art, and Design. The History of Art program is relatively small, and affords the graduate student the opportunity to work intensively with individual members of the faculty. The M.F.A. degree in Studio Art is a two-year program focussed in painting, sculpture, new genres, or photography. The Departments of Art and Art History and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford also offer the option of two graduate degrees in Design: The M.S. and the M.F.A., both two year programs.

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    University of California, Davis (Computer Graphics Group)

    In the areas of visualization, geometric modeling, and computer graphics, three undergraduate courses and five graduate courses are regularly offered. We have regular research seminars and presentations and, in general, are a very active group.

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    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    The Art Department offers graduate students a 2-year, 60-credit hour Master of Fine Arts. We are a medium-sized department that offers students a 1:1.5 faculty to student ratio. Students have their own studio and most receive graduate or teaching assistantships with the opportunity to teach their own class. Students may concentrate in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. However, the Department is not compartmentalized and students consult with the entire studio faculty. All students who have an interest in moving among media are encouraged to do so.

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    University of Pennsylvania

    In the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Fine Arts, motivated and promising artists work in a range of styles and approaches while immersing themselves in a curriculum that nurtures their technical skills and allows them the freedom to pursue ideas and develop their personal visions.Ê Students benefit from spending two years in a cultural environment dedicated to recognizing the diversity and complexity of today's visual arts world.

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    Bowling Green State University

    The School of Art offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts. Candidates in the M.A. program may pursue a specialization in either studio art or art history. Candidates in the M. A.- studio or M.F.A. program choose from the following areas of specialization: ceramics, design, drawing, fibers/fabrics, glass working, jewelry/metals, painting; photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

    The primary objective of the M. A. and M.F.A. programs is the effective and professional training of students. Graduate study in art provides innovative instruction that leads to conceptual insights and technical aptitudes, which are essential to the understanding and practice of professional art. The development of technical skills and individual expression is emphasized.

    The Prerequisites for Graduate Work
    Admission to the M. A.-studio art and the M.F.A. programs requires the equivalent of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or 60 hours in art and 12 hours in art history. Prerequisites may be altered at the discretion of the School of Art.

    For admission to the history program, an undergraduate background in fine arts, art history, or humanities is highly recommended. Deficiencies in art history may have to be made up prior to formal acceptance into the M.A. program.

    Applicants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Students are advised to apply at least six months in advance for admission. International students should allow more time for the application process. The application for admission to the Graduate College should be submitted along with:

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Two official transcripts from all institutions attended (Request for Transcript form)
  • GRE general test/GMAT, or PRAXIS scores
  • TOEFL scores are required from applicants whose native language is not English
  • Three letters of recommendation must be forwarded to the department to which admission is requested.

    Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:
    Graduate College
    120 McFall Center
    Bowling Green State University
    Bowling Green, OH 43403-0180

    Applicants to the MFA program are required to submit a portfolio consisting of a cover letter, resume, 3 letters of recommendations, documentation of work (15-20 slides, VHS Video tape, Zip, 1GB Jaz, CD-ROM, and/or WWW site) and a self addressed stamped envelope by February 15.

    Contact Information
    Katerina Ruedi Ray, Director, School of Art
    Charles Kanwischer, Graduate Coordinator
    Room: 116 Fine Arts Center
    Phone: 419-372-2786
    Fax: 419-372-2544

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    Rochester Institute of Technology:
    Updated 2007!

    1.     School of Film and Animation
    70 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623-5604
    Malcolm Spaull 585-475-7403

    2.     MFA in 2d animation, 3d animation or production.

    3.     Application, transcripts, statement of objectives, letters of reccommendation, portfolio, resume

    4.     Not listed

    5.     Feb. 15th 2008

    6.     3 animation stands, stop motion suite, Macs, Avid machines, SGI machines, acess to all video and photography department equipment. They have a decent hockey team.

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    Clemson University:

    MFA: Digital Production Arts
    60 hour degree

    Applicants are required to submit GRE general test results and a portfolio of artistic work that may include CD-ROMs, videos, slides, etc. Assistantships will be available to qualified applicants, and at least one fellowship will be awarded. Interested domestic students are encouraged to apply by April 15 for fall admission.

    Head of the department is John Kundert-Gibbs, (He wrote my Maya book!)

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    USC University of Southern California
    Updated 2007!

    1.     John C. Hench
    Animation & Digital Arts
    University Park, LPB 200C
    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    2.     MFA in Animation and Digital Arts

    3.     USC application for admission
    Official transcripts
    Test scores (GRE)
    Cinematic Arts Personal Statement
    Letters of Recommendation

    4.     VHS,CD,DVD, no more then 15 min.

    5.     February 15th for Fall semester

    6.     57stations:  Visual Effects Studio, 3D Mo Cap, 2 Stages,

    7.     2Film Studios, EA Game Design Lab, Top software + good network

    8.     Animation and Digital Arts - 8. 3yrs

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    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    New 2007!

    1.     David Yager, Dean of Graduate School

    2.     MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts

    3.     Submit a portfolio of work, an artist statement, and a C.V.

    4.     None

    5.     February 1, 2008

    6.     The University has 2 galleries; The Department of Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library includes 1.5 million original photographic prints and slides, an artist’s book collection and a film and video collection with more than 1,000 titles.  Facilities available for graduate students include Final Cut Pro non-linear digital video editing workstations; a Pro-Tools digital sound studio; Maya and Softimage certified training centers; Silicon Graphics and Macintosh computer labs; private color and black-and-white darkrooms with 40” processors; an Epson 9600 40”-wide inkjet printer; large-format, high-resolution scanners; 16mm and 35mm film production equipment; 16mm and 35mm aerial image optical printer and animation stand; film to video transfer; DV video production and postproduction equipment; film, video and photography studios; analog sound studios; professional lighting and grip equipment. In addition to digital labs and media facilities available on
    campus, IMDA graduate students share 4,800 square feet of studio space in the IMDA graduate studio space, which is located six miles from campus on the first floor of the Raleigh Industrial
    Building in Baltimore. The facility features a loading dock, parking garage, 24-hour access and a security guard station.

    7.     Imaging and Digital Art

    8.     None

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    Long Island University:
    School of Visual and Performing Arts at C.W. Post

    Application to IMA Program
    All applicants must fill out a graduate admissions application and send transcripts to:
    Graduate Admissions Office
    Long Island University
    C.W. Post Campus
    Brookville, N.Y. 11548

    Portfolio Requirements Applicants must send a portfolio, or sample of their work to:
    Long Island University
    C.W. Post Campus
    Interactive Multimedia Arts Office
    Humanities Hall, Rm. 120
    Brookville, N.Y. 11548
    Attn: Patrick Aievoli

    Deadline May 30, 2003

    Acceptable sample formats are:

    • Slides, photos, VHS tape, CDs, Zip and URL's.
    • Do not send masters or original materials.
    • Please make sure all materials are properly labeled with your name and address.

    Interview Once your application and support materials has been reviewed, you will be contacted for an interview with the Interactive Multimedia Arts Program Director Patrick Aievoli

    Personal Statement Please use the personal statement portion of the application to describe your artistic work as it relates to the program, and state what you wish to accomplish in your studies here. Any relevant professional experience should also be described in this statement. A GRE is not necessary.

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    Florida Atlantic:

    At this time, a portfolio review is not required to enter the undergraduate BFA program but it is required of MFA/MAT graduate students. Graduate students must submit twenty slides of their work directly to the Art Department for consideration. For additional submission requirements to be sent to the Art Department, please consult the FAU catalog at All other aspects of admission are handled by the Admissions office (367-3040 general information, undergraduate admissions) or Graduate Admissions (367-2618). For further information, please contact (561-297-3870).

    PDF info only

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    University of Georgia:

    January 1 (Fall matriculation) - deadline for Art History, Art Education and for any student applying for a University Wide Assistantship [note: the GRE is required for this]

    February 20 (Fall matriculation) - deadline for all MFA applicants except those applying for a University Wide Assistantship

    Material not mailed as directed below may delay your application.

    Mail the following material directly to the
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Boyd Graduate Studies Research Center
    University of Georgia
    Athens, Georgia 30602-7402

    1. The formal application, indicating the declared area of concentration, along with the application fee. The application for admission may be submitted electronically. See

    2. Two official copies of transcripts bearing the Registrar's seal from all colleges and universities attended, except The University of Georgia. These are on file. (See Application for Admission booklet for instructions).

    3. Official test scores as follows:
    a. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) [optional for MFA applicants]

    Mail the following material directly to the
    Graduate Coordinator
    Lamar Dodd School of Art
    Visual Arts Building
    University of Georgia
    Athens, Georgia 30602-4102

    1. Current letters of recommendation (no more than two years old) from three persons who can attest to the applicant's academic and/or artistic capacities.

    2. A statement of intent, including area of concentration, setting forth the applicant's goals and aspirations in seeking the degree. See degree description for specific instructions in writing this statement.

    3. Current resume.

    4. Supporting materials (determined by degree objective as described below): a. M.F.A. applicants: Twenty slides of art work, including a slide list with title, medium, size.

    Only those slides presented in flat plastic slide sheets with applicant's name on each slide will be acceptable. Slides received in any other form will be returned.

    Formal notification of acceptance or denial is sent to the applicant by the Graduate School after consideration of the art school recommendation. For complete requirements, including program information, see a current copy of The University of Georgia Graduate Bulletin.

    For further information contact:
    cecilia hutchinson, Graduate Advisor
    Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia
    Graduate Art Program
    Visual Arts Building Room 108

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    • A completed application form and $50 application fee
    • A Statement of Purpose describing the investigations to be undertaken in graduate study
    • An Autobiographical Sketch describing the applicant's personal history and development as an artist
    • A portfolio containing examples (20 to 25 images) of the applicant's recent work. Slides in flat plastic slide sheets are preferred. Electronic media are acceptable.
    • Official transcripts from all prior institutions of higher learning from which the applicant has earned a degree. International students must provide officially certified translations of transcripts in English.
    • Three letters of reference from instructors, colleagues or others who know the applicant and the applicant's work. The Academy does not use special forms for recommendations. Letters should be written on the reference's own letterhead and delivered to the applicant for inclusion in the application package.
    • Stamped, self-addressed envelope, or additional funds, for return of portfolio
    • All application materials must be delivered to the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid by the appropriate deadline. Complete applications that arrive after the deadline may be reviewed but are considered on a space available basis.
    • United States citizens and Permanent Resident Aliens may apply for institutional financial aid. The Academy regrets it cannot offer need-based aid to foreign nationals.

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    Alfred University:

    you need to:

    • fill out an application
    • GRE test scores
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • personal statement
    • transcript
    • on-campus interview(recommended)
    • send portfolio of twenty slides.
    • Deadline: Feb. 1st

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    University of Florida:

    Dr. Robin Poynor
    (352) 392-0201 x223

    2.type of program: M.F.A. 3yr program

    3.application and requirements:

    4.portfolio limitations:

    5.Application Due Date (if applicable). Feb 1

    6.Other important specifics: Also offer a M.S. in Digital Arts.

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    Bachelor and Associate Programs:

    Art Institute of Dallas

    California State University, Monterey

    Ringling School of Art and Design

    School of Communication Arts

    Sheridan College

    University of Utah