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Admission Requirements

Mount Royal School of Art (Multidisciplinary MFA)

Through regular meetings with the director and resident artists and critics, this multidisciplinary program seeks to broaden the definition of art making, and help students find their own voice. Because Mount Royal is not a media-specific program, students are encouraged to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research; study can be focused within a specific media or cross over into other disciplines and media.

Who Should Apply

The Mount Royal School of Art serves the needs of students who want to be at the center of their own education and who are committed to engaging and pursuing art at the highest standards of contemporary thought and practice. The program's 26 students comprise a community of artists within the larger graduate community and interaction and collaboration form a vital component of their education and formation as artists.

Those who are considering the Mount Royal School of Art may also want to consider other MICA programs. The Hoffberger School of Painting (MFA) offers a focus on painting; the Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA) provides emphasis on 3D study and studio exploration of space and time; the Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art shares the Mount Royal School of Art's multidisciplinary ethic in a low-residency format.

See Also Programs of Study: Mount Royal School of Art

Application Requirements and Procedures for the Mount Royal School of Art

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 Entrance: January 17, 2018

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1. Graduate Admission Application Form: Completed and Submitted Online via mica.slideroom.com
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement

Applicants are asked to submit a written statement (500-700 words). The statement should specifically address your portfolio of artwork, as well as your interest in graduate study.

4. Three (3) Letters of Reference

Recommendations are submitted online via SlideRoom.

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification. 

6. Portfolio of Artwork

Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based media for review online via mica.slideroom.com. Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Additional guidelines are available on SlideRoom.

Any difficulty viewing or using mica.slideroom.com can be reported to support@slideroom.com for technical support.

7. $75 Application Fee

Payable via credit card online during the application submission stage.

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.

This page was last updated on 08/24/2017.