Art and Design in London
Program Admission Contact:
Ms. Louise Davies, 973-655-4074
Dr. Andrew Atkinson, 973-655-7294
Julie Heffernan, 973- 655-7293
University Admission Contact:
The Graduate School:
Matt DiBartolomeo, 973-655-7471
Applying for the MFA in Studio Art at Montclair State University is a three-step process.
Step One - To be considered for the MFA in Studio Art, you must first submit an application to The Graduate School. The online application and requirements can be found here: Graduate School Admission.
Step Two - After applying to the university, applicants will be invited to submit an application plus upload a digital portfolio and related materials to the Department of Art and Design through SlideRoom (the Department's online application software.) note: $15 fee applies. You will also be invited to a MFA portfolio interview.
Step Three - Participate in an on-campus interview.
Before completing the University and SlideRoom applications, it is advised that you first gather the following files and documents, which are to be uploaded with your applications:
For the University application --
The University application provides specific instructions for uploading the following:
For the SlideRoom application --
The Department of Art and Design's application on SlideRoom will request that you upload the following files and documents:
Whatever format you select, make sure you give every work a title and description, including media and dimensions, and be prepared to upload them as web links or digital files.
After submitting your application and uploading your portfolio, you will receive in invitation to attend a portfolio interview. During the interview you may show original examples of any work that is transportable in addition to the work which was uploaded electronically. We will ask you about what interests you artistically, your goals and direction as an artist and for engaging with the MFA program. You will also have opportunity to ask questions of the faculty and tour the MFA facilities. (note: Where travel to campus is prohibitive, applicants can opt to have their uploaded, online portfolios reviewed as their total submission.)
Following the Portfolio Interview
Following the portfolio review (whether conducted in-person or through the online submission only), the Department will forward its acceptance decision to The Graduate School, which, in turn, will notify you of your overall admission status. (Note: Students must have applied to The Graduate School in order to receive portfolio review results.)
Information about the MFA, Studio Art major (including an overview description and curriculum) may be found on the Studio Art (MFA) main page.