Welcome to the School of Art MFA program.
In order to apply to the graduate program at the School of Art, you will need to do the following two steps:
Applications are reviewed only after both application processes are completed.
JANUARY 15: For GTA and Fellowship consideration
The School of Art accepts applications until all the open positions are filled or until April 15.
In addition to the requirements of Graduate Admissions, the School of Art requires an undergraduate degree in art/design or equivalent proficiency as demonstrated in the portfolio and other application materials.
Applying to the School of Art:
Director of Graduate Studies
Painting + Drawing
We encourage international applications. The Graduate Admissions international application deadline is February 1, but applicants that wish to be considered for a GTA position must meet the January 15 School of Art deadline.
The faculty of the applicant's designated concentration area evaluates the application materials listed above. The greatest emphasis is placed on the quality of the applicant's portfolio, although academic success and letters of recommendation are very important to the overall assessment of potential. Notification of School of Art action will be sent as soon after this evaluation as possible.
The School of Art will consider transfer graduate students with the same procedures as outlined above. Specific regulations of the Graduate School limit the number of credits that will be accepted. The School of Art will not necessarily, and seldom does, accept this maximum. Actual credit hours to be applied to the degree will be determined by the Graduate Committee and the faculty in the area to which the student has applied.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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