Claremont Graduate University's MFA program requires a high degree of capability and commitment. Applicants must hold a bachelors degree from an accredited college or university or a diploma from a four-year accredited professional art school before beginning the MFA program.



Priority Deadline: November 1, 2016
Final Deadline: December 1, 2016 (international applicants), January 3, 2017 (domestic applicants)

FALL 2017
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2017


  1. Application Form & Fee ($80)
    Apply Online.
  2. Portfolio 
    Please upload 15 images of recent artwork on SlideRoom. Performance and/or video artists may submit work that is no longer than 3 minutes in length. If you are applying for Fall 2017 admission, you can put your portfolio in Slideroom under Spring 2017, but it will be considered for Fall 2017. Portfolios will be moved over when Spring 2017 closes.
  3. Artist Statement 
    One-page (approximately 500 words) that addresses influences, interests, and current direction.
  4. Letters of Recommendation (3)
    May be submitted via the online application directly by your recommenders; if your recommenders will not be submitting online, please review the guidelines.
  5. Official Transcript 
    From every college or university attended, more information here.


Funding for Students

Department Fellowship/Teaching Assistantships

Joan and David Lincoln Fellowship for Ceramic Art

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