Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The application will open August 1. January 19 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration.

Program Begins

Fall

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program
  • An artist statement
  • Brief statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio of between 10 to 15 items
Test Requirements

The GRE is not required.

Online Application
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Transcripts (see below)
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

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions should be uploaded with your electronic application and may be used for departmental admission review purposes. If offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing instituion,

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