The MFA Program
Department offers a 60-credit Master of Fine Art (MFA) degree program. The MFA
is the terminal degree required for those who wish to pursue a college or
university teaching position and is the predominant degree track for those
pursuing professional studies in Art and Design. The MFA is designed to offer
our students a thesis track in studio art courses in either a single
discipline, such as Painting, Graphic Design, Sculpture, Printmaking, etc, or
the flexibility to conduct their projects in multiple disciplines. The core of
the program is structured around self-initiated/faculty directed studio work, group
critique, and Art theory courses. Course descriptions may be found in the NJCU
Graduate catalogue (http://www.njcu.edu/graduate/pdf/catalog.pdf).
program is designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time/working
students. Most classes are offered in the evenings and some meet at
individually scheduled times. Each MFA student receives a studio and access to
all the main classroom workshops.
for admission is done through the NJCU Office of Graduate Studies.
application is also available at: http://www.njcu.edu/graduate_app/login.asp
There is no requirement for the GRE or MAT when applying to the MFA.
General Admission Requirements:
In addition to
submitting the application forms, the Art Department requires that each
applicant submit a resume and a portfolio, containing 20 images of art/design works
you have completed. The portfolio images may be presented in digital form
(jpegs on a CD/DVD; PDF portfolio; URL link to an online portfolio/website). Do
not send original artwork. The Art Department graduate faculty reviews
portfolios on an ongoing basis throughout the academic year. All portfolios (or
portfolio site links) should be sent to: Martin Kruck, Graduate Coordinator, Art
Department, New Jersey City University, 100 Culver Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07305 Email: