Application deadline for Fall 2023 admission: January 11, 2023.
(Note, applicants are not accepted for Spring admission)
Completed applications and portfolio submissions must be received by January 11, 2023 to be considered for funding for a Fall 2023 start.
Fully-funded graduate assistantships that provide tuition remission, a generous stipend, and excellent health insurance are available. Learn about those positions on our M.F.A page.
Applicants for the M.F.A. degree must first meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School as specified in the Graduate Catalog. Applicants to the DMD graduate program are not required to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) or the GMAT (Graduate Miller Analogies Test).
UConn Graduate School Application
Applicants for the M.F.A. degree must complete the online application to the Graduate School, which includes:
- Three letters of recommendation
- A personal statement of purpose (personal letter of application) detailing why you want to attend this particular program, which faculty you would want to work with, and how you see the program furthering your creative and/or career goals
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate level studies mailed to UConn from the providing institution
For international students: Evidence of English language proficiency using results from one of the standardized tests accepted by the Graduate School.
- A creative research / artist statement (500 words)
- 10-15 examples of work in the form of videos, still images, audio files, or website links
Meet With Us
Applicants to the M.F.A. program are required to have an in-person or Skype interview with a member of the DMD Graduate Studies committee. The department will contact applicants to schedule an interview once the application has been reviewed.