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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Fine Arts M.F.A. (Fall only), Brooklyn campus


School of Art

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college, university or art/design school or the equivalent degree from a recognized international institution. It is not required that applicants have majored in studio art as undergraduates, only that they demonstrate their readiness for the challenges of M.F.A. studies. The 60-credit MFA program in Fine Arts comprises four consecutive 15-week fall/spring semesters and begins in the fall. We welcome visits to Pratt at any time. Interested applicants (or potential applicants) should contact to schedule an appointment (tel. 718.636.3792).

In addition to Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the Fine Arts M.F.A. program must upload the following materials to 1) a portfolio of up to 20 well-selected images (including detail views) of works made in the last 2-3 years; and 2) information for each image including the work’s title, dimensions, materials used, and date of completion. The department prefers image file types rather than PDFs. The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for work that shows the artist’s conceptual and aesthetic direction as well as the potential for successful growth over the two years of the program. Candidates whose applications are completed and submitted by the January 5 deadline will be given priority consideration for merit scholarships. A TOEFL of 79 (internet and home test), TOEFL ITP Plus for China of 550, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required for international students.