Master of Fine Arts Degree


Application (Part I)

Submit completed "Application for Graduate School Admission" to The University of Nevada Reno, Graduate Admissions. Required by the University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School

Graduate School website and application:

Graduate School Website:
Graduate Admissions:

Postal Address:
Graduate School
Mail Stop 0326
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

Campus Address:
Student Service Buildign, Room 225
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)

Submit the following supplemental materials to the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art. Required by the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art

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

Campus Address:
Church of Fine Arts Building
Department of Art Main Office Room 209
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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

(775) 784-1733

Required Supplemental Materials:

Letters of Recommendation:

Letters of recommendation from three professional references are required. Letters may be submitted electronically through the Graduate School Application OR each hard copy letter must be enclosed in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal by reference and mailed to the Department of Art along with the portfolio materials. 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.

Statement of Intent:

A one-page statement of intent (type written only) is required. 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 digital images on CD in a Power Point presentation (images 72 dpi, 1024 x 768). Installation, performance, video, and interactive media submit a 3-5 minute CD-rom or DVD. Web specific artworks send URL. Please label all media.

Include a hard copy, type written numbered image inventory list to include your name, title, dimensions, date completed, and specific media. May include brief descriptions where necessary.

Enclose a self-addressed-postage-paid return label for the return of your materials if so desired.