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College of Professional Studies And Fine Arts 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA Tel: Fax: Dear Graduate Applicant, Thank you for your interest
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College of Professional Studies And Fine Arts 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA Tel: Fax: Dear Graduate Applicant, Thank you for your interest in the School of Art, Design, and Art History graduate programs at. The School offers MA (Master of Arts) and MFA (Master of Fine Arts) degrees. Applicants apply to one of the following emphasis areas: Ceramics, Furniture and Woodworking, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Jewelry and Metalworking, Multimedia, Painting and Printmaking (including Photography), and Sculpture. The objectives of the graduate program in all areas of specialization are to provide the essential education, technical training, and creative experience necessary for professional activity or college-level teaching in the visual arts. Interdisciplinary explorations across disciplinary boundaries are encouraged. Our graduate program is moderate in size, currently serving 42 students. The MA is a 30-unit, 1½-2-year program. The M.A. concentration in studio arts is designed to prepare students for proficient and successful practice as professional artists. The MFA is a 60-unit, 3-year program. The MFA requires 30 units in the area of specialization and four professional seminars, with the expectation that the student will achieve a higher level of excellence and distinction in the chosen area of specialization. The M.F.A. degree is the terminal degree in studio arts. Our School has expansive facilities offering the student excellent studio space and access to traditional and state-of-the-art equipment. In addition to our faculty of distinguished artists, designers, and scholars, students benefits from an active visiting artist/designer program. Recent visiting artists include Robert Irwin, Dave Hickey, Bill Viola, Kerry James Marshall, Alison Saar, and alumna Andrea Zittel. The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the San Diego Museum of Art, the Timken Museum of Art, and the internationally noted Stuart Collection. Additional information about our graduate programs can be found at Applications are accepted for fall semesters only. The priority application deadline for Fall 2014 is February 1, The application process is in three steps. The first step is to submit the California State University common application and the $55 application fee electronically at CSUMentor. The second step is to submit official transcripts and GRE score (and TOEFL score, for international students whose primary instruction was in a language other than English) to the Office of Graduate Admissions. The third step is to submit a School of Art, Design, and Art History application form (available at a statement of purpose, an artist statement, a current résumé, a portfolio containing digital images of your work, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts (unofficial acceptable) to the School of Art, Design, and Art History. For additional information regarding the application process, please go to or We would be delighted to have you visit our School, see the facilities, and meet faculty and current graduate students. If you have any specific questions about the program please contact me, David Hewitt Sincerely, David Hewitt Graduate Adviser School of Art + Design DUE February 1 st STUDIO ARTS APPLICATION Return to: ATTN: Graduate Advisor 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA Application Date Last Name First Middle Street Address City State/Province Zip/Postal Code Country Address Phone Number Fax Number Emphasis area for which you are applying: Degree for which you are applying: MA MFA EDUCATION Institution Dates Attended Major Units Degree Graduate Record Exam completed Yes No PLEASE INCLUDE ALL DOCUMENTS REQUESTED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS WITH THIS APPLICATION FORM. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION CAN BE MAILED SEPARATELY. IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS, TRANSCRIPTS, PORTFOLIOS, AND SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE SHOULD BE MAILED TOGETHER, UNLESS ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH FACULTY TO PRESENT PORTFOLIO IN PERSON. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION SHOULD ALSO BE RECEIVED BY THE FEBRUARY 1 ST DEADLINE. The CSU Graduate Application is also required and can be found online at Checklist for the Studio Art Graduate Application Please enclose the following in your application to the graduate program in Studio Art at SDSU by February 1 st : Name Date! Graduate Application form.! Statement of purpose addressing your professional goals and reasons for selecting the at SDSU for your pursuit of these goals.! Artist statement which describes the nature or content of the work shown in the portfolio.! Digital images of your work. All digital images must be accompanied by a printed thumbnail index. Digital images should not exceed 1024 x 768 pixels, and should be presented either as a collection of JPEG files in a folder along with a caption list, or as captioned images contained within a single PDF or with PowerPoint. Printed digital image samples are encouraged, but must be accompanied by disc in the above stated formats.! Typed info sheet with titles, dimensions, media and dates, numbered to match digital images.! Two letters of recommendation from art instructors (or others) who are able to comment on your artistic potential in the area of specialization. Letters can be sent separately or included with your application in sealed, signed envelopes.! Transcripts one copy of unofficial or official transcripts for all college/university-level institutions you have attended.! Any other materials required specifically in the instructions by your chosen discipline.! Return envelope with sufficient postage for return of portfolio. Please enclose this sheet with your application materials APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS MA/MFA PROGRAMS Application for the Graduate Review for Classified Graduate Standing MA/MFA Programs Application Procedure Follow the current Graduate Bulletin, which can be found on-line. All information pertaining to the Graduate Program in Art is contained in the Bulletin. You are responsible for complying with stated procedures, regulations and deadlines. Separate applications for graduate work must be submitted to Graduate Admissions of the University and to the School of Art and Design. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) should be taken as soon as possible as it is required by SDSU as a condition of admission. Please note that the GRE must be completed to qualify for out-of-state tuition waivers. Graduates Applying on Campus The School s Graduate Review Application is attached to this packet. This form must accompany a portfolio and letters of recommendation. The application must be completed and received by the by February 1 st for consideration for Fall admission. One copy of transcripts from all college/university-level institutions you have attended are also required (this can be an unofficial copy) and should be included with the School of Art and Design application. You must also apply online to SDSU Graduate Admissions, through the website by February 1 st. Graduate Review Emphasis Area faculty will review your work and forward to the Graduate Advisor one of the following recommendations: 1. Classified Graduate Standing. May begin work on graduate program the following semester. 2. Conditional Classified Graduate Standing. Minor deficiencies of a precise nature (required undergraduate courses, etc.) may be resolved while at the same time beginning the graduate program. 3. Denied Admission. May not take classes in the as a regularly enrolled student. Classes may be taken through the Open University program with permission of instructor. RETURN OF MATERIALS All applicants must submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of their materials. PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRADUATE REVIEW Applications to all emphasis areas must include the following items that are to be sent to the School office by the application deadline (February 1 st ): Application form (attached) Statement of purpose addressing your professional goals and reasons for selecting SDSU's School of Art and Design for the pursuit of these goals Artist statement which describes the nature or content of the work shown in portfolio Current Resume Digital images of your work (unless other options are given below for a specific discipline); all digital images must be accompanied by a printed thumbnail index Typed info sheet, numbered to match digital images Two letters of recommendation from art instructors (or others) who are able to comment on your artistic potential in the area of specialization Transcripts one copy of transcripts from all college/university-level institutions Return envelope with sufficient postage for return of portfolio STUDIO ARTS AREA Majors offered in these disciplines: Ceramics, Furniture (wood), Jewelry and Metalworking, Painting and Printmaking (includes photo), Sculpture 1. Digital images of your work. All digital images must be accompanied by a printed thumbnail index. Digital images should not exceed 1024 x 768 pixels, and should be presented either as a collection of JPEG files in a folder along with a caption list, or as captioned images contained within a single PDF or with PowerPoint. Printed digital image samples are encouraged, but must be accompanied by disc in the above stated formats. This portfolio must be recent work that exemplifies the strength of your background and your current involvement in the field of contemporary art. 2. It is highly recommended that applicants visit the School and make an appointment with the faculty member(s) in the chosen area of specialization. GRAPHIC DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA 1. A portfolio of original work, or digital images of the original graphic design. Digital, time-based or interactive work may be submitted on CD-ROM, DVD or VHS. 2. Current resume 3. A personal interview for accepted applicants is strongly recommended following the portfolio review. INTERIOR DESIGN 1. Photographs, digital images or project examples including: working drawings of undergraduate projects in interior design or related subjects, actual design work executed in the past two years and work in any related art form. 2. A typed statement of design philosophy, graduate study goals and post-graduate career objectives. 3. Names, business addresses and phone numbers of three individuals who will provide references upon request.
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