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Art and Design (MFA)

Program Summary

The Master of Fine Arts program is designed for students and fine art professionals who wish to achieve professional mastery in their chosen focus in the visual and performing arts. Faculty, and alumni from this program are nationally and internationally recognized in their field and become creative risk-takers and leaders in the arts.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: School of Art and Design

Degree(s) Offered: M.F.A. in Art and Design

Area(s) of Emphasis

  • Design
  • Fine Arts

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Materials

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications completed after the relevant date below will be moved to considerations for the next available semester or term.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration Assistantship Consideration
Fall May 1 April 1 February 1 (Firm Deadline) February 1
Spring October 1 December 10 February 1 (Firm Deadline)
Summer June 1

For More Information

School of Art and Design
Art Building Room 216
Program website
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-1473

Director of Graduate Studies:
Kurt Schultz
artgradcoordinator@niu.edu

Application Contact:
Joan Smola
jsmola@niu.edu

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