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School of Art

Degrees Offered

Program Area of Specialization
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Art

Ceramics
Drawing
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture

Program Description

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Art

Art Studio
Art History

Program Description


Admission Application Instructions

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in Art is a two-step process with an optional third step:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including field and grade point average).
    2. International Students will submit the TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB exam. (The requirement is to meet the minimal University of Montana score).  See the International Student Admission section on this web site.
    3. Reqest 3 Professional Letters of Recommendation
    4. Upload a 400-word, typed, double-spaced statement of intent clearly stating the area of specialization to which you are applying and the academic goals to be accomplished through graduate study at The University of Montana.
    5. Upload a resume (visual-arts related for the M.F.A.).
    6. For the M.A. Specialization in Art History upload an 8-10 page typed, double-spaced, art-history research paper that demonstrates critical thinking, research skills, and writing proficiency.
    7. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Additional application materials must be postmarked or hand delivered to the School of Art by the deadline or they will not be reviewed.  Note that application packets are not returned.
    • For the M.F.A.  (See admission requirements)
      1. Official Transcripts
      2. One copy of a numerical inventory list to include title, dimensions, materials and date corresponding to the digital portfolio.
      3. A disc which includes the resume, statement, and inventory list as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file and a digital portfolio of 20 images using JPEG, 300 dpi, 6" high maximum, collated in a named folder or in a Power Point presentation. All portfolios will be viewed on a MAC platform.
    • For the M.A. Studio
      1. Unofficial Transcripts (official transcripts will be requested if acceptance is recommended)
      2. One copy of a numerical inventory list to include title, dimensions, materials and date corresponding to the digital portfolio.
      3. A disc which includes the resume, statement, and inventory list as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file and a digital portfolio of 20 images using JPEG, 300 dpi, 6" high maximum, collated in a named folder or in a Power Point presentation. All portfolios will be viewed on a MAC platform.

        3.  Third (Optional) If the applicant is interested in being considered for a Teaching Assistantship, they must submit additional items to their Graduate School application materials.  Instructions can be found on The School of Art's Teaching Assistantship page.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - Complete application packet POSTMARKED or hand delivered by February 12.
 

School of Art

 

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Campus Location

The School of Art
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive, FA 205
Missoula, MT 59812-5400

Phone: 406.243.4181
Fax: 406.243.4968