Admission Requirements & Deadlines

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This program admits students for the fall and spring terms only. Deadlines for each term are available on the Graduate Admissions website

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in art or art education from a regionally accredited college or university*
    A bachelor’s degree in another discipline from a regionally accredited college or university* with a minimum of 9 units of course work in studio art and/or professional experience working in the field of art education or graphic design (Applicants without 6 units of coursework in studio art or professional experience in the field of art education/graphic design can be admitted conditionally to the program and will be required to complete ART 602 – Elements of Visual Design prior to enrolling in other IAMD courses.)
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 for full admission and at least 2.75 for conditional admission is required. Admission decisions are based upon your academic record from your undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study and the competitiveness of the applicant pool.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

How to Apply

  • To apply, complete a Graduate Admission application. Read the instructions on how to apply.
  • Applicants must also submit a letter of intent and a current resumé to the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • International graduate students may have additional admission and application requirements. See information about how to apply.