Admission to the M.F.A. Program in Studio Art

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following information and prerequisites should be noted:

Admission for full-time study will be granted to begin in the Fall semester only. Admission into the M.F.A. program is at the discretion of the graduate faculty with final approval of the Graduate School. Admission to the program assumes a minimum of a B average in undergraduate work, meeting the standards of admission to the Graduate School The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 550 (paper), or 213 (computer), or 90 (internet-based test); OR an IELTS total score of 6.5. In order to teach, which is a requirement for the MFA, any graduate student whose native language is not English must score 55 or above on the TSE or SPEAK test OR obtain a score of 7.0 or better in the speaking component of the IELTS test. The Web site for ETS (TOEFL & GRE) is  www.ets.org .

All candidates for the M.F.A. program must enter with a minimum of 40 semester hours of credit or the equivalent of undergraduate work in studio art in a B.A., B.S., B.F.A., or similar program. The candidate must submit with his or her graduate application 15 to 20  images of work  and/or  other appropriate materials by on-line submission using https://www.wetransfer.com only. Go to http://art.stonybrook.edu/graduate/g-ars/ to follow the full application procedure. Applicants should also have a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit in art history, theory, or criticism. At the discretion of the graduate faculty, those without sufficient background may be advised to complete further undergraduate coursework prior to acceptance and admission to the program. Decisions by the graduate art faculty on these matters are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the general requirements of the Graduate School.

 

http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/gradbulletin/current/academicprograms/ars/index.pdf

 

M.F.A. in Studio Art The M.F.A. in Studio Art at Stony Brook is a flexible 60-credit terminal degree program combining studio work, academic studies, and theory. Although the degree requirements concentrate primarily on studio practice, the program requires several liberal arts courses as well as a teaching practicum. The program culminates in a one-person thesis show accompanied by a written thesis, as well as participation in a M.F.A. group exhibition in the University Art Gallery. Normally, the M.F.A. requires three years of full-time residency. Students are not accepted into the M.F.A. program on a part-time basis. The degree is especially suitable for students who plan professional involvement in the making of art as artists, and may also be the degree of choice for those preparing for careers in arts administration, art education, or gallery and museum work. Admission to the M.F.A. Program in Studio Art In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following information and prerequisites should be noted: Admission for full-time study will be granted to begin in the Fall semester only.

 

Admission into the M.F.A. program is at the discretion of the graduate faculty with final approval of the Graduate School. Admission to the program assumes a minimum of a B average in undergraduate work, meeting the standards of admission to the Graduate School.

 

The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 550 (paper), or 213 (computer), or 90 (internet-based test); OR an IELTS total score of 6.5. In order to teach, which is a requirement for the MFA, any graduate student whose native language is not English must score 55 or above on the TSE or SPEAK test OR obtain a score of 7.0 or better in the speaking component of the IELTS test. The Web site for ETS (TOEFL & GRE) is www.ets.org. All candidates for the M.F.A. program must enter with a minimum of 40 semester hours of credit or the equivalent of undergraduate work in studio art in a B.A., B.S., B.F.A., or similar program. The candidate must submit with his or her graduate application 15 to 20 images of work and/or other appropriate materials by on-line submission using   https://www.wetransfer.com only.  Go to http://art.stonybrook.edu/graduate/g-ars/ to follow the full application procedure.  Applicants should also have a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit in art history, theory, or criticism. At the discretion of the graduate faculty, those without sufficient background may be advised to complete further undergraduate coursework prior to acceptance and admission to the program. Decisions by the graduate art faculty on these matters are in addition to, and not in lieu of, the general requirements of the Graduate School.

 

Can we add this in http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/gradbulletin/current/academicprograms/ars/index.pdf to make it clear.

 

Following should be submitted directly to the Art Department:

 

  1. Statement of Purpose / Artist Statement: (250-500 words) describing the applicant’s reason for pursuing graduate study.
  2. Resume/CV: Applicants must submit a resume which should include professional experience as well as related activities, such as research, awards and exhibitions.
  3. Visuals: 20 visual images with short project description (100 words).  Still images should be less than 5 MB and videos should not exceed 60MB.

 

All applicants must submit these files to <jomy.muttathil@stonybrook.edu> using  https://www.wetransfer.com

 

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