Application requirements and fees

In addition to meeting the Graduate School's admission requirements, you will need the items below to apply to the low-residency MFA in interdisciplinary arts. 

The University has two MFAs in Visual Arts. Please ensure you select “Interdisciplinary Art MFA” as your intended program of study and the sub-plan “Low Residency.” When selecting the term, know that the Spring terms start with the Winter Residency, and Fall terms start with the Summer Residency.

Note: GRE scores are not required. There is no foreign language requirement.

Program fees

The low-residency MFA in interdisciplinary arts is a five-semester program. 

Cost for a 12-credit semester, academic year 2022-2023
Fee type Cost
Room and Board (double occupancy) $659
Program Fee $9,705 ($808.75 per credit)
Total cost $10,364

Room and board covers

  • Double occupancy dorm room
  • Daily breakfast in the cafeteria

Program fee covers

  • Course credits
  • 24/7 studio access, stocked with basic tools and supplies
  • Gallery support for Midway and Final Exhibitions
  • Daily coffee and snacks in the studio
  • Access to artist lectures and other events during residency
  • Welcome dinner and graduation celebration
  • Studio visits with faculty, visiting artists, and staff
  • Welcome bag with various items to support time at residency
  • Scheduled shuttle service to/from Reno Airport on the first and last days of residency


The Low Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program offers merit-based scholarships. All incoming students are considered for a scholarship, which are awarded based on the submitted portfolio.

The Department of Art offers annual scholarships that low-residency MFA-IA students can apply for once admitted.

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