Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open August 1. January 16 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration.

Program Begins


International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Test Requirements

Alternative criteria to the GRE

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts (see below)
Required by Program
  • An artist statement
  • Brief statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio of between 10 to 15 items
  • Video - Upload a video answering the following: Based on your undergraduate experience, what do you hope to gain by studying art at the graduate level? Tell us something you'd like us to know about yourself. (Maximum time limit is 5 minutes.)

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 

Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

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