How to Apply Painting MFA
Your LCAD application process begins when you submit your FREE online application. To make sure you have all of the help you need for completing the admissions process after you submit your application, we will assign you an LCAD Admissions Counselor. Please keep in mind that you do not have to have all application materials ready to begin the application process.
While many schools have a “hard” deadline for applications (meaning they won’t accept applications postmarked or received after the deadline), LCAD has a rolling admissions policy, which means that we accept applications until we’ve filled all spots in an incoming class.
Fall priority date: February 2nd
Spring priority date: December 1st
To be admitted to LCAD’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Drawing, you must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA in studio subjects. Your degree must be awarded from an institution accredited by an appropriate regional accrediting body. Please carefully read the following requirements for admission to LCAD’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Drawing:
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Submit an official final undergraduate transcript.If currently enrolled, official in-progress transcripts may be sent.
RÉSUMÉ OR CV
Submit an outline of your educational, professional, and work-related experiences.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Submit two Letters of Recommendation from previous instructors, practicing artists, or college administrators.
Submit a 300-500 word Artist’s Statement.
You must submit a portfolio of fifteen (15) to twenty (20) works along with an inventory list of works in the order they appear. Include the title, medium, dimensions, and date of completion for each piece. We recommended that you have your works photographed by a professional photographer, or, at the very least, by a competent individual using quality equipment. Poor image resolution, lighting problems, distracting backgrounds, cropped artworks, etc. will adversely affect portfolio presentation and ratings.
Your portfolio ideally will include recent (2-4 years) images of figure, portrait, and/or nature drawings and/or paintings done from direct observation. Still life, room interior, landscape, or narrative figure paintings (including work from imagination in part or whole) are encouraged, especially if representative of your current creative work, or reflective of themes you wish to pursue in your graduate program studies.
Resume/CV and Portfolio will be uploaded to your online application.
Your recommenders will be contacted via email with an online upload link. They will be responsible for uploading your recommendation.
The Artist Statement should be emailed as an attached document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Undergraduate Transcript should be sent to:
LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN
When all applcation materials have been received your application will be complete and ready for review. You will be notified within three weeks after a decision has been rendered by the Drawing/Painting MFA Chair, Peter Zokosky.