TCU: Call for MFA applications 2018-19

TCU is seeking qualified applications for our 2018-2019 Masters of Fine Art program. This three year, 60-hour, highly competitive program offers full tuition and stipend to all accepted candidates. Do your MFA degree for FREE! Deadline for applications is February 15, 2018

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The TCU School of Art offers a 60-hour program (three year residency) for a Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA), with optional concentrations in painting, printmaking and sculpture (which includes ceramics and new media). The TCU MFA program is highly selective, and is available on a full-time basis only. Full tuition waiver and a departmental assistantship with stipend is offered to the to all incoming incoming candidates.

The major focus of the program is studio practice, with an emphasis on critical thinking. Students take graduate seminars on various topics, including contemporary criticism and theory, professional practice and graduate level contemporary art history topics. In addition, weekly group critiques by peers, faculty and visiting artist will center on individual work. Critiques are designed to help students develop deeper self-knowledge, critical thinking abilities, more precise visual language and clarity of expression. The art faculty encourages interaction between graduate and undergraduate students. Graduate students often assist in undergraduate classes, working closely with senior faculty.


Prerequisites: BFA, or equivalent, including concentration in intended specialty as evidenced by appropriate credit, an acceptable portfolio of work, a statement of professional experience and goals and letters of recommendation.

Admission to the program is based on:

  • Acceptable portfolio, determined by faculty committee

  • Strong GPA in undergraduate art courses

  • Statement of professional experience and goals

  • Good overall academic GPA

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Twenty images are required with an emphasis in the specialization you want to pursue (painting or sculpture). Images should be submitted at

If you have difficulty submitting your entry, please email Most questions can be answered with a simple email. If necessary, a technician will call you.

Degree Requirements

A total of at least six semesters of graduate work is required. At least 60 semester hours must be earned, including at least 12 hours in one area of specialization, and one hour in Thesis Exhibition. Six hours of Graduate Seminar and six hours of art history are required. Three hours of art history must be a contemporary art history course, depending on the schedule of classes. The other three hours in art history may be chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee. The remaining hours may be selected with the approval of the student's advisory committee.

For more information, about the Graduate MFA Program at TCU contact:

Cameron Schoepp

MFA Coordinator