MFA Jewelry / Metals

 

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Master of Design in Designed Objects

Contact:

Office of Admissions

Sullivan Center
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.629.6100
Toll free: 800.232.7242
Fax: 312.629.6101
Email: gradmiss@saic.edu

Deadline: January 10

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Requirements for international students
  • Academic records
  • Interviews
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

1.Online Application

2.Nonrefundable Application Fee

Domestic application fee: $80
International application fee: $100

3.Official College Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college you have attended. If transcripts are issued directly to you, forward them to SAIC with the seal unbroken and the registrar’s signature intact. If you are in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree when you apply, a transcript showing your first three years of study is acceptable. If admitted to SAIC, you must submit a final, official transcript verifying the completion and award of your degree directly to SAIC’s admissions office prior to your matriculation.

Address transcripts to:
SAIC Graduate Admissions
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603

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4.Statement of Purpose

Write a 500- to 700-word statement that describes your work or research. Discuss how you came to focus on the medium, body of work, or academic area you wish to pursue at the graduate level. Also discuss future directions or goals for your work, and describe how the Master of Fine Arts in Studio (Designed Objects) is particularly suited to your professional goals.

5.Letters of Recommendation

You are responsible for securing two letters of reference from persons who are qualified to write about your potential for success at SAIC. If you are currently a student or are a recent graduate, we recommend you request letters of recommendation from current or former instructors.
If your recommenders prefer they may submit recommendations by mail. Be sure to supply your recommenders with addressed, stamped envelopes and ask them to sign across the seal.

Address recommendations to:
SAIC Graduate Admissions
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603

6.International students

Submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results with your application. The Institution Code for SAIC is 1713.

Minimum Required Scores TOEFL: 85, IELTS: 6.5

7.Academic Records

Transcripts are records of your studies that list the courses you completed, the grades received, and provide evidence of degree conferral. They may include grade sheets, exam results, final diplomas, degrees, or graduation certificates. Official copies are issued in the original language directly by your university.

8.Interviews

Although no interview is required, applicants are welcome to contact the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects department to request an interview with the department chair at 312.629.6650 or aiado@saic.edu.

 

Portfolio:

ePortfolio

The Admissions Committee reviews portfolios for clear direction and potential for development. Applicants are required to submit an ePortfolio. You must submit a separate ePortfolio for each program or studio department to which you apply. Instructions for submitting ePortfolios will be sent either to the email address associated with your SAIC application, or to the email address associated with your ePortfolio account, if you already have one. You will receive the link to your ePortfolio 24 to 48 hours after you save the first page of the online application.

Your portfolio should include samples of your recent work:

  • 15–20 still images OR
  • 20 minutes of interactive or time-based work
  • Optional support materials may include such items as performance notes and original scores and compositions.

Direct all inquiries regarding the ePortfolio to admiss_portfolio@saic.edu, 800.232.7242, or 312.629.6100.

 

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 Contact:

Graduate Admissions Office
Rhode Island School of Design
Two College Street
Providence, RI 02903
USA

Tracy  Steepy
Associate Professor
tsteepy@risd.edu
401 427-6953

Deadline:  January 10

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Checklist:

  • Application Form
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • TOEFL or IELTS
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Application Form Complete and submit RISD’s graduate application form. The application fee is $60. If you’re not able to use our online form, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@risd.edu or 800 364 7473.
  2. Academic Transcripts  You must provide official transcripts of all undergraduate and/or graduate study indicating satisfactory completion, or evidence of anticipated completion, of an undergraduate degree program from an accredited college or university. If you are attending a school in a non-English-speaking country, your academic credentials must be translated into English by an approved translator.
  3. Statement of Purpose  Graduate applicants must submit a written statement (500–750 words) outlining their interest and goals in pursuing graduate study. Certain programs suggest more specific ideas or written requirements as outlined below.
  4. Tests TOEFL or IELTS | All applicants who speak English as a second language, including US citizens, must submit results from either TOEFL or IELTS. Since proficiency in English is a prerequisite for acceptance, applicants must attain an acceptable score on either test; RISD requires a minimum result of 93 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS.  Graduate Record Exam (GRE) | Results from the Graduate Record Examination are not required, but MA, MAT and MLA candidates are encouraged to submit their scores.
  5. 5.     Letters or Recommendation  Applicants are required to submit 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. Since SlideRoom (the portfolio submission site referenced above) allows for this, please invite people who are writing letters in support of your application to submit them through this service. If that’s not possible, please have your letters sent to our postal address (see below) or emailed to admissions@risd.edu.

Portfolio:

Graduate applicants are required to submit 10–20 examples of visual work, with certain programs suggesting more specific ideas or portfolio requirements (see below).

You must submit your portfolio through SlideRoom, an online portfolio service that charges a $10 fee.

For more information on specific graduate programs, please contact the Graduate Program Director in that area.

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Metalsmithing

Contact:

Cranbrook Academy of Art,

39221 Woodward Avenue,

P.O. Box 801,

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

admissions office

248-645-3300

caaadmissions@cranbrook.edu

 

Deadline: February 1

Checklist:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Autobiographical Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee
  • Official transcripts
  • International applicants
  • Portfolio

Admissions:
1. Statement of Purpose – Describe your goals and objectives for graduate investigation and study.

2. Autobiographical Statement – Describe what has influenced you to develop as an artist.

3. CV / Resume – Submit either a curriculum vitae (CV) or a resume.
4. Three Letters of Recommendation – Provide email addresses for referees, who will be asked to submit letters through a confidential online link.
5.  Application fee – $85 application fee is collected directly through Slideroom via credit or debit card.
7. Official Transcripts – Official transcripts from each college or university attended, regardless of whether or not a degree has been granted, are required as part of the application process. Official transcripts are to be sent directly to the Academy by the college or university. (caaadmissions@cranbrook.edu for electronic transcripts). Transcripts from foreign schools must be translated into English. Note: The Academy reserves the right to determine the validity of any degree submitted as a requirement of admission. The applicant must bear the cost if it is necessary to secure the services of an outside credentials evaluator.

8. International applicants: In addition to meeting the admission requirements, international students must demonstrate proficiency in the English language through the TOEFL test. For admission to the Academy, the minimum TOEFL score accepted is 85. Only test scores sent directly to the Academy by ETS will be accepted. The ETS code of Cranbrook for TOEFL reporting is 1156. International applicants who have or will receive a degree from an English speaking college or university are eligible to have the TOEFL requirement waived and will indicate this when prompted within the application

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Portfolio:

Applicants are required to attach 20 examples of recent work and provide title, date, materials, and dimension for each image/file uploaded. Instructions on acceptable file types will be provided during the upload process in Slideroom. Applicants to the 3D Design Department are required to follow these instructions. For tips on putting together a great portfolio for all departments, click here.

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Metals / Jewelry

Contact:

Graduate Admissions Office

Tyler School of Art
2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122

tylergrd@temple.edu
215-777-9090

Deadline: March 1

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of Goals
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

1.Online Application

2. Three Letters of Reference: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members, gallery directors, and/or curators familiar with the applicant’s academic and artistic competence.

3.Statement of Goals: The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should include the following elements: your interest in Tyler’s program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and artistic achievements.

4.Standardized Test Scores: Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 79 iBT or 550 PBT.

5.Resume

Portfolio:

20 pieces showcasing recently completed work in the medium you are applying to pursue (with the exception of Art Education students who may show a variety of recently completed work by the applicant – not the work of their students). Individual portfolio requirements vary; please contact the individual department for more details.

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Contact:

MFA Graduate Admissions Committee,

School of the Museum of Fine Arts,

Boston, 230 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

617-267-6100

admissions@smfa.edu

Deadline: February 1, rolling decision afterward

 

Checklist:

  • Admission Application
  • Essay
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • TOEFL

 

Admissions:

1. The enclosed Admissions Application and $75 fee.

2. Essay: The essay must be typewritten and a maximum of three pages. See application for essay questions.

3. Three letters of recommendation: There is no specific form to be used for recommendations. Recommendations must be received in a sealed envelope.

4. Résumé or chronological outline of your background in the arts.

5. Transcripts: One official copy of all undergraduate transcripts and one official copy of any other pertinent transcripts,including all prior graduate-level study..

6. International applicants must submit official academic records for each year of post-secondary education, as well as official copies of degrees awarded. If official academic records are in a language other than English, applicants must provide a translated copy.

7.Applicants who speak a language other than English as their native language must submit the score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Code number: 3794. The MFA Program requires a TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test

 

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Portfolio:

You may choose one of the following three methods of submitting your electronic portfolio. Your portfolio must consist of 10–15 recent examples of your work (still imagery) and/or up to 10 minutes of time-based work. We have no specific requirements regarding content or media. Please show us pieces that represent your unique voice.

 

  1. Provide a URL with content clearly labeled as your SMFA portfolio. Type the URL in the space provided on the online application.
  2. Upload images to our online portfolio submission portal. Please follow directions provided once you register.
  1. Submit with a complete description of each piece: title, date, dimensions, material/medium.
  1. CDs, DVDs and USBs may be mailed to:Admissions Office
    SMFA
    230 The Fenway
    Boston, MA 02115

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Contact:

SCAD Admission Department
1600 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA
30309 USA

+1 912-525-5100

Deadline: Rolling Admission

Checklist:

  • Application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • TOEFL / IELTS
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE
  • Interview
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Online application
  2. Non-refundable $35 application fee
  3. Evidence of English proficiency
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum scores (SCAD code 5631):

a. 550 on the paper-based test

b. 85 on the Internet-based test with minimum score of 20 on each section.*

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) composite score of at least 6.5 with a score of at least 6.5 in both speaking and writing.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) score of at least “high advanced” on the writing proficiency portion of the test.

SAT score of at least 500 on the critical reading portion, or 22 on both the reading and writing sections of the ACT.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) score of at least 5 in English language.

  1. Two letters of recommendation: Letters of recommendation from two professors, advisers, supervisors or community leaders who have had immediate contact with the applicant and who have knowledge of the applicant’s level of commitment and history of achievement.
  2. Statement of Purpose: The statement should be a 500- to 750-word overview of the applicant’s academic and professional accomplishments and should demonstrate a high level of interest in and a highly developed understanding of the discipline.
  3. Resume
  4. GRE
  5. Optional personal or telephone interview

Portfolio:

Jewelry

All applicants must submit a portfolio of work consisting of a maximum of 20 images and a writing sample that addresses a contemporary issue in the field. A strong portfolio demonstrates conceptual ability, strong design methodology and confident handling of diverse materials and processes.

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 Contact:

Leonard Urso, Professor
Carlos Caballero-Perez, Professor
(585) 475-6114,

sac@rit.edu

Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Part-time & Graduate Enrollment
Bausch & Lomb Center – A130
58 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

 

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrate of undergraduate quality
  • Official transcripts
  • Graduate Application
  • TOEFL
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Application online
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree in a field of art, science, or education from a regionally accredited institution in the United States,
  3. Demonstrate, through the quality of the undergraduate record and creative production, a genuine, professional potential,
  4. Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work (undergraduate degree should include 50 semester hours in studio courses), and
  5. Complete a graduate application.
  6. International students whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System are accepted in place of the TOEFL. A minimum score of 6.5 is required. For those applicants applying from countries where the baccalaureate degree is not awarded for programs in the practice of art may be admitted to graduate study if the diploma or certificate received approximates the standards of the BFA, BA, or BS degrees, and if their academic records and portfolios indicate an ability to meet graduate standards.

Portfolio:

  1. You are encouraged to include works done in the medium of your intended major: ceramics, glass, metals or wood. However, a portfolio that is entirely two-dimensional is also acceptable. If you do not have a portfolio, but are interested in any of the Craft School programs, please contact the faculty directly to discuss alternative approaches to completing your application.
  2. Upload your portfolio through SlideRoom. You may also mail your portfolio to the Admissions Office. If you are not submitting digitally, please mail official transcripts, recommendations, writing samples and paper test reports to:

Graduate:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Office of Part-time & Graduate Enrollment
Bausch & Lomb Center – A130
58 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604

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Contact:

Graduate Coordinator’s Office of the Lamar Dodd School of Art

706-542-1636

Associate Professor of Art

Office: Room 211, South Thomas Street

Phone: 706-542-9780

Email: jacksonr@uga.edu

Deadline: January 1

Checklist:

  • Online Application
  • Application fee
  • Two official transcripts
  • TOEFL
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • Portfolio

Admissions:

  1. Current minimum course requirements are 57 semester hours of approved graduate course work plus 3 hours of Graduate Exit Studio, ARST 9210 (which includes a final exhibition, final oral examinations, and a written report).
  2. Online Application
  3. Application fee: Applications must be accompanied by $75 application processing fee. The fee for international applicants is $100.
  4. Mail two official transcripts from each degree-granting institution to:

The University of Georgia Graduate School
279 Williams St. | Athens, Georgia 30602-1777

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to the University of Georgia Graduate School, not issued to the student.

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Required of international applicants for all degrees for whom English is not their native tongue.Graduate School Minimum Requirements: IBT (internet-based) Total=80, Speak=20, Write=20
    1. Two letters of recommendation: An applicant may use the Letter of Recommendation form which requests the same info as the online recommendation, but the applicant must fill out the top portion in order to waive (or not) their right to access before sending it on to the recommender.
    2. Statement of Intent
    3. Resume

Portfolio:

20 Digital Images 

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