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Graduate Program


The MFA application portal is currently closed. The portal will reopen in September for Fall 2018 admission. The application deadline for Fall 2018 admission is Feb 1, 2018.

Florida State University MFA in STUDIO ART

The Florida State University Master of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary program with a strong focus on research and practice. We offer outstanding, dedicated faculty, and a rigorous curriculum. Our primary concern is contemporary art and the practice, history, and theories that inform it. Please note that the MFA in STUDIO ART Degree is a three-year residency program.

  • Three-year media-fluid studio program
  • Full tuition waivers and assistantships available
  • Scholarship opportunities that include awards of up to $30,000
  • Grad student studios
  • Extensive facilities with dedicated shops for MFA students
  • Study trips to New York, Miami, Atlanta, and New Orleans
  • Exhibitions in the student-run MFA gallery, local spaces, and the FSU Museum of Fine Arts
  • MFA student organization eligible to apply for university funding for special projects
  • Visiting artist and scholar program

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The MFA in STUDIO ART funding overview

  • 32aQ3ziNs_MLnN7DjFlXOBVMY9dGej1SBL6L74ZjdQ0,PPGHBiHV5i1Ezdzx-QuaZohg0xoD6TkDJgGAfsb3qDc,EfXuWFTBJ7U7W-kH9lFrYjw-1522hGGXEtsnk2loFZAGraduate students are eligible to receive full tuition waivers based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive Graduate Teaching or Technical Assistantships based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive a subsidy toward the university health insurance plan

Graduate students are eligible to apply to the following:

  • Legacy Fellowships worth $10,000 per year for 3 years
  • The Fellows Society Adelaide Wilson Fellowship is a competitive and merit-based university-wide leadership award of $30,000 given for up to 3 years
  • The Florence Teaching Award. Recipients receive airfare, a teaching stipend, money toward housing, travel expenses for field trips, and assistance securing a solo show in Italy

About our Facilities

The Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) accommodates studio space for several departments in the College of Fine Arts, including the Department of Art, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and the School of Theatre. This 114,000+ square foot space provides a unique and collaborative learning environment for students in all art disciplines

The Facility For Arts Research (FAR) offers space and specialized equipment for spatial audio, electronics and digital fabrication, including the Small Craft Advisory Press, to researchers, faculty and students as part of a rigorous interdisciplinary investigation into art making

Overview of all facilities

  • MFA gallery and three additional project / installation spaces totaling 4000 ft²
  • Individual 235 ft² graduate studios, common spaces and a graduate seminar room
  • Ceramics Labs
  • Computer Labs including a sound and video editing lab
  • Digital Fabrication Lab: laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter, 3D scanner, and electronics bench
  • Photo labs: digital large format, B&W darkroom, and large format negative scanner
  • Painting and Drawing: additional labs for large work
  • Photo shooting studio
  • Printmaking Facilities: including letterpress, screen printing, lithography, etching, book arts
  • Sculpture labs: woodshops, metal fabrication shops, foundry, including MFA specific shops


Additional Information:

We encourage you to visit our campus. Please direct questions to the Department of Art at 850-644-8252 or email Elizabeth DiDonna

Florida State University
530 W Call Street
P.O. Box 3061150
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150