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Graduate Departmental Requirements: Fine Arts MFA (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 MFA 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 throughout the application season. Interested applicants should contact for more information or to schedule a tour. 

In addition to Pratt’s general graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the Fine Arts MFA 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 individual image files rather than PDF presentations. 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, Cambridge English score of 176, or PTE of 53 is required for international applicants.