Studio Art MFA

Admission to the Department of Art and Design

Program Admission Contact:

Ms. Louise Davies, 973-655-2091

Program Director:

Dr. Andrew Atkinson, 973-655-7294

University Admission Contact:

The Graduate School

Application Instructions

Application requirements for admission to the graduate programs are available on the Graduate School Admission Web page. After applying to the university, applicants are advised to contact the Program Admission Contact to schedule an interview appointment

Applicants must bring the following to the interview:

  • Portfolio of two-dimensional work, video, film, or CD in jpg format. Include no more than 20 images. The portfolio will be reviewed by the MFA Committee at a later date.
  • A Statement of Intent: a one-page statement describing your goals as an artist. Also state preferred media and direction of work.
  • A current resume which includes your educational background, work experience, exhibition record, and any grants and awards.
  • Out-of-State Applicants have the option of mailing a portfolio in the form of CD, video, or film. Include no more than 20 images. Also include a Statement of Intent and current resume and send to:

Dr. Andrew Atkinson MFA Director
Montclair State University
Department of Art and Design
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Your application, application fee, official transcripts, and two letters of recommendation and any other required information must be sent to: 

Graduate Admissions
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Applicants desiring the return of their portfolio materials must include a self-addressed stamped envelope with the portfolio or make arrangements to pick up their portfolios from the campus.

About the MFA in Studio Art Program

Information about the MFA, Studio Art major (including an overview description and curriculum) may be found on the Studio Art (MFA) main page.