We encourage a diverse group of applicants with experience or education in complementary fields who seek tools, abilities, and context in order to pivot and launch successfully into industry positions in a shorter amount of time than an M.F.A. program. Some applicants may seek to gain experience, further develop their portfolio, and undergo appropriate preparation for an application to M.F.A programs further in the future.
Application Procedures for the M.A. in Illustration
1. Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via mica.slideroom.com
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Statement of Purpose/Artist Statement
Applicants should submit a written statement discussing their artistic background, both professionally and academically, and outlining their interest in
4. Three (3) Letters of Reference
Recommendations are submitted online via mica.slideroom.com.
5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent
Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however, the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification.
6. M.A. in Illustration Portfolio Requirement
Applicants to the Illustration (M.A.) should submit 15-18 digital images or time-based media for review.
Applicants are encouraged, where relevant, to use the notes section of mica.slideroom.com to describe each portfolio item. Applicants should submit their portfolio materials for review with their application via mica.slideroom.com. Specific technical guidelines addressing the submission of digital images, video files, sound files and text files are available in the SlideRoom system.
7. $75 Application Fee
Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.
8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.