Studio Art

*Due to the extraordinary circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFA in Studio Art will not be accepting applications/admitting students for 2021. The program looks forward to reopening admissions for the 2022 cohort in August 2021.*

Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Master’s MFA ART Fall**
Fall Graduate School Fellowships
Director of Graduate Admissions Sabine Gruffat (
Graduate Coordinator Graduate Coordinator: Yulianna Aparicio (
Address Department of Art
CB# 3405, Hanes Art Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-0723
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
Other Requirements

In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.


Accepted applicants are automatically considered for all available funding.

  1. Area(s) of interest via the Area of Interest/Specialization drop-down box within the application
  2. Most Recent Resume
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Portfolio of Work for Creative Review as explained in the department’s application and deadlines information.
  5. A List of Images Submitted for Creative Review
**Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.