Master of Fine Arts Degree


MFA Application

University of Nevada Reno, Department of Art
Master of Fine Arts Application

Application (Part I) Required by the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School:
Submit completed "Application for Graduate School Admission" to The University of Nevada Reno, Graduate Admissions.
Contact information for the Graduate School:

Graduate School
Mail Stop 326
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

Phone: (775)784-6869 Fax: (775)784-6064
Student Service Building, Room 225
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Prospective student inquiries:
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Application (Part II) Required by the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art
Submit the following supplemental materials to the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art.

Department of Art
Mail Stop 224
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
ATTN: MFA Program

Contact information for the Department of Art MFA Program:
Professor Tamara Scronce - MFA Graduate Program Director

Letters of recommendation from three professional references. Each letter must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by reference. Please include MFA applicant name on the front of the envelope. Letters must arrive with all other application materials; please do not mail letters of recommendation separate from completed application packet.
A one-page statement of intent (type written only). Introduce yourself and your work, address why you wish to pursue the MFA degree, and what you wish to accomplish in the MFA program. Please include your name at the top.
Examples of your work: submit 20 slides in 35 mm format (loaded into a slide carousel - size 80 with a locking ring.) OR digital images on CD in a Power Point presentation (images 72 dpi, vertical images not to exceed 525 pixels high, horizontal images not to exceed 700 pixels wide). Installation, performance, video, and interactive media submit a 3-5 minute CD-rom or DVD. Web specific artworks send URL. Please label all work.
Slide Label Example:

Include a numbered slide or image inventory list to include your name, title, dimensions, date work completed, and specific media. May include brief descriptions where necessary.
Enclose a self-addressed-postage paid return envelope OR self-addressed-postage-paid label for the return of your materials in their existing packaging.