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Important Admissions Deadlines

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Entry to the graduate programs takes place in the fall semester only (summer only for MFA Art Practice & MFA Visual Narrative).
  • The online application is available here.

Applications and supporting materials for the following departments should be submitted by Tuesday, January 15, 2019:

  • MFA Art Practice (Early Decision Deadline: Saturday, December 1, 2018)
  • MPS Art Therapy
  • MPS Branding
  • MFA Computer Arts 
  • MFA Design
  • MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism
  • MFA Design for Social Innovation 
  • MFA Fine Arts
  • MFA Illustration as Visual Essay
  • MFA Interaction Design
  • MFA Photography, Video and Related Media
  • MFA Products of Design

Applications and supporting materials for the following departments should be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2019:

  • MAT Art Education
  • MFA Art Writing
  • MA Curatorial Practice 
  • MPS Directing
  • MFA Social Documentary Film

Applications and supporting materials for the following department should be submitted by Friday, February 15, 2019:

  • MPS Fashion Photography

Applications and supporting materials for the following departments are submitted by rolling admissions: 

  • MPS Digital Photography
  • MFA Visual Narrative 

    Additional Important Dates

    September 2018

    September 2018 - December 2018

    Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    • Winter Recess: College Closed

    Monday, January 21, 2019

    • Martin Luther King Jr., Day; College Closed

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    • Staff Holiday: College Closed

    Monday, April 1, 2019

    • Admissions Notification
      • Applicants who have completed the application process by Tuesday, January 15, 2019, will be emailed an admissions decision by Monday, April 1, 2019.
      • The College does not disclose admissions decisions via phone.
      • All admissions decisions are sent to the email address used at the beginning of the application process. Letters are sent to the mailing address on file. To avoid delays in notification, applicants should regularly check their inbox and spam folders. Please also add [email protected] to your address book or contacts.

    Monday, April 15, 2019

    • Reply date for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 accepted graduate students. 
    • Enrollment Fees are processed as space in each program remains available.

    Monday, May 27, 2019

    • Memorial Day Holiday: College Closed

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    • Start of Summer 2019 MFA Visual Narrative Orientation

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    • Summer 2019 MFA Visual Narrative Classes Begin 

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    • Start of Summer 2019 MFA Art Practice Orientation 

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

    • Summer 2019 MFA Art Practice Orientation 

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    • Summer 2019 MFA Art Practice Classes Begin   

    Thursday, July 4, 2019

    • Independence Day Holiday: College Closed

    Thursday, August 1, 2019

    • Fall 2019 Tuition Deadline: All programs except MFA Art Practice and MFA Visual Narrative.

    Monday, August 26, 2019 - Friday, August 30, 2019

    Monday, September 2, 2019

    • Labor Day Holiday: College Closed

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    • Fall 2019 Classes Begin

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