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Entrance Requirements for the MA in Studio Art

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

Entrance requirements for applicants to the MA in Studio Art include the following:

  • BFA or BA undergraduate degree with 3.0 or higher GPA from an accredited college or university
  • Portfolio of 15-20 images:
    • each optimized for the Web with a screen resolution of 72 pixels per inch
    • the portfolio should demonstrate a focused body of work
    • include a list of slides that designates: title (optional), materials, size (dimensions), date
  • Before being accepted, students will be interviewed by the faculty program directors

English language verification

Applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.


Before your first class

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • MIU has a special TM course fee of $210 for students.
  • Students are encouraged to learn the TM® technique before arrival on campus but have the option to learn upon arrival. Ask your admissions counselor for details.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details.
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org