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Find out all you need to know about applying to the Department of Art for undergraduate or graduate study.

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Graduate Admissions

The Department of Art offers a program of graduate study leading to the degree of Master of Fine Arts. The M.F.A. degree is in the terminal degree in studio art. It is not simply an extension of undergraduate study that is commonly associated with many other master’s degrees. The application process for the M.F.A. degree is very competitive and follows rigorous admissions standards. The Department of Art is actively seeking students who have developed a coherent body of artwork that demonstrates an understanding of contemporary discourse in the field of fine arts. 

Graduate Admissions Requirements
Tyler's painting at faculty show 2015

Undergraduate Admissions

The Department of Art offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with courses in the areas of painting, sculpture, digital media, printmaking, art theory, and graphic design. Students enter the program with an intensive foundations program that focuses on the fundamentals of composition in both two- and three-dimensional applications.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Who to Contact

Shannon Collis

Associate Professor, Art

1M326 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building
College Park MD, 20742


Wendy Jacobs

Senior Lecturer, Art

1102 Francis Scott Key Hall
College Park MD, 20742

(301) 405-2354