Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university or, for international students, an institution recognized in its own country as preparing students for further study at the graduate level. Degrees in graphic design or visual communication design are preferred. Candidates from other curricula will be considered based on abilities demonstrated in portfolio, statement of intent, and space available. Two years’ experience in the graphic design practice is preferred.
  2. The minimum University admission requirements are either:
    1. undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
    2. a graduate degree from an accredited institution.
  3. Graduate admission application submitted online via FAU’s Graduate College website.
  4. Official college transcript(s) submitted to FAU’s GradCas portal.
  5. For international students: TOEFL score of 500 or IBT of 61; IELTS 6.0

Admission Information

Submit your application through FAU's GradCas.

  1. Resume (1-3 pages) 
  2. Statement of intent. An essay describing their background, creative aims and reasons for pursuing an MFA at FAU (500 - 750 words)
  3. Portfolio: A portfolio of visual work is required from all applicants to the MFA in Graphic Design. In addition to academic and professional work, applicants are encouraged to include examples of personal work. Please upload your portfolio of up to 20 projects: still images, video, time-based, or interactive media. Images (up to 5MB each), Video (up to 250MB each), and PDFs (up to 10MB each). You may also link to media from YouTube and Vimeo. Follow instructions on GradCas to submit portfolio. Minimum number of items: 15 Maximum number of items: 20
  4. Copy of official transcripts. A general evaluation of international transcripts is required; FAU will do the evaluation or it must be done by a NACES member
  5. Three letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be written by teachers or other professionals who have firsthand knowledge of your art or academic achievements and can comment on your potential for graduate study.

Deadline for full applications (only Fall admissions): February 1st (preferred deadline). 

The Graduate College will be notified by the department of the evaluation results and will notify candidates. Only completed portfolios and application packets will be considered.

For questions about application requirenments contact: Mehrdad Sedaghat Baghbani <msedaghatbaghban@fau.edu>

 Last Modified 12/7/22