February 24, 2024


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MFA, MA, and PhD Programs to Apply for by Early 2022

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Northeastern United States

Bard Graduate Center
Applications for the graduate institute’s Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture MA and PhD programs are due January 7, 2022.

Boston University
In addition to its programs in Graphic Design, Painting, Sculpture, and Art Education, BU is launching an MFA in Visual Narrative and an MFA in Print Media & Photography in Fall 2022.

Carnegie Mellon University
This top-ranked program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania offers a new graduate facility, generous tuition scholarships, guaranteed graduate assistantships, esteemed faculty, and more.

CCS Bard
Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, students have immediate access to the Hessel Museum of Art and the CCS Bard Library and Archives. Apply by February 1, 2022.

Columbia University
Fall 2022 applications are now being accepted for the MFA Visual Arts and Sound Art Programs at Columbia University School of the Arts.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
January 2, 2022, is the priority application deadline for MassArt’s graduate programs in fine arts and design, including its MFA in Photography.

Purchase College, SUNY
Students can expect to pay significantly less than half the cost of attendance of equivalent private graduate programs, thanks to the college’s position in the State University of New York system.

School of Visual Arts
At this New York-based program for professional curatorial training, curators and experts teach from experience, focusing primarily on contemporary art. Read more on Hyperallergic.

SMFA at Tufts
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University recently hired a group of renowned interdisciplinary artists and educators to boost the social justice perspectives in its curriculum.

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook offers graduate programs in Art History & Criticism and Studio Art. Apply by January 15, 2022, to be considered for the highest funding and fellowship opportunities.

University at Albany
This affordable, interdisciplinary program with excellent facilities and private studios offers in-person instruction for 2022.

University at Buffalo
Funding options include the Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program, full-tuition scholarships for MFA students, and additional opportunities for MA students.

University of Connecticut
This fully-funded three-year graduate program in Southern New England supports a broad range of art making, exemplified by the work of its newest students.

Vermont College of Fine Arts
In 2011, VCFA created the first low-residency master’s in graphic design. Today, this student-centered, inquiry-based program is a leader in design education.

Southern United States

Georgia State University
Graduate students enjoy tuition waivers, studio space, graduate assistantships, supplemental funding, and career experience in the city of Atlanta. Apply by February 1, 2022.

University of Texas at Austin
Driven by the individual interests of each cohort, this program based in Austin, TX promotes intellectual curiosity, visual acuity, and direct engagement with the larger world.

Warren Wilson College
Warren Wilson’s low-residency MA in Critical Craft Studies produces researchers who turn the mic in a new direction. Applications are due February 1, 2022.

Washington University in St. Louis
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts offers competitive financial support for its MFA programs in Illustration & Visual Culture and Visual Art, including numerous full-tuition awards.

Midwestern United States

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Apply by January 15, 2022, for priority consideration for one of 10 full-tuition fellowships at this art school in the Metro Detroit area.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
MCAD’s new online MA in Creative Leadership complements the school’s graduate programs in fine arts, sustainable design, and graphic and web design.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Explore graduate study at one of the most influential art and design schools in the United States. The final application deadline is January 10, 2022.

University of Illinois
Significant financial support packages for highly qualified applicants come in the form of fellowships and graduate appointments, which include tuition waivers and stipends.

University of Indianapolis
Visiting artists drive the intensives in UIndy’s Social Practice Art program, which include weekend practicums for concentrated work in social practice and placemaking.

Western United States

Arizona State University
The top-ranked MFA program at Arizona State University’s School of Art measures itself not by who it excludes, but who it includes and how they succeed.

California Institute of the Arts
CalArts awarded more than $25.7 million in scholarships to 95% of degree-seeking students this past academic year.

Institute of American Indian Arts
The curriculum for the new low-residency MFA in Studio Arts program at IAIA is based on Indigenous knowledge.

Montana State University
Explore new avenues in artistic practice and scholarship amongst a diverse cohort of peers while gaining leadership skills both academically and professionally.

Pacific Northwest College of Arts
Applications are open for MFA and MA programs at PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies. The priority deadline is February 1, 2022.

Southern California Institute of Architecture
SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 program organizes itself around a series of core studios that are reinforced by courses in applied studies, history, and theory.

UC Davis
The school’s Department of Design is the only comprehensive academic design department in the University of California system. The priority application deadline is January 15, 2022

University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA’s MFA in Media Arts provides a rigorous environment for bold experimentation in new modes of critical thinking and art making in the context of media and technology.

University of Denver
DU’s MA and MFA degrees in Emergent Digital Practices challenge students to imagine new possibilities for digital technologies.

Western Colorado University
Founded with working professionals in mind, the affordable low-residency MA in Gallery & Museum Management offers classes in art business, curatorship, and museum studies.


John Cabot University
Apply by February 1, 2022, to be considered for admission to this unique MA in Art History program at a US-accredited university based in Rome.

University of Hartford
The versatile Nomad MFA is an interdisciplinary field-based Low Residency MFA with residencies at sites throughout the Americas. Apply by January 15, 2022, for scholarship consideration.

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Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, students have immediate access to the Hessel Museum of Art and the CCS Bard Library and Archives. Apply by February 1, 2022.

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