Applications for the MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design, the MA in Museum Education, and the MA in Museum Communication are accepted on a rolling basis.

To apply, please complete the following:

    1. Completed graduate online application. The application is available online at http://uarts.edu/apply-now. There is a $60 application fee submitted at the time of application.
    2. Official Transcripts from each undergraduate institution attended.  All applicants must hold a 4-year degree from an accredited college or university.  Transcripts should be sent directly to: The Office of Admissions, Graduate Admissions, The University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    3. 3 Letters of Recommendation; one from each of the three people listed on the application. Two of these recommendations must come from professors in your field or professionals in this major area who are familiar with your capabilities and credentials. Please be sure your full name (the same used in the application)  is clearly stated on the recommendation.  Recommendations should be directly emailed to gradcredentials@uarts.edu or mailed to: The Office of Admissions, Graduate Admissions, The University of the Arts, 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    4. A one- to two-page statement of professional plans, interests and goals. This statement should be uploaded into the online application.
    5. Portfolio. See below for details per program.
    6. An interview either in person, by telephone or Skype is required with the chairperson or program director of the department to which you are applying. You will be contacted by the department after your application materials have been received and reviewed.

If you have questions about a program, please contact:

Polly McKenna-Cress
Director of Museum Exhibition Planning + Design
pmckennacress@uarts.edu
T: 215-717-6328

Helen Shannon, Ph. D.
Director of Museum Education
hshannon@uarts.edu
T: 215-717-6051

Joseph Gonzales, Ph. D.
Director of Museum Communication
jgonzales@uarts.edu
T: 215-717-6640

For the MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design:

A Visual Portfolio 
This could include design samples, architectural plans, graphic design, industrial design, fine art, or can include a mix of visual and writing samples. Original artwork should not be sent. Applicants should submit their portfoio for review online via http://uartsgrad.slideroom.com.  Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Applicants may upload images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv) or .pdf documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 px @ 72dpi. Video files must be kept under 20MB. Our Slide Room portal offers additional instructions for submitting work online.

For the MA in Museum Education or Museum Communication:

A Written Portfolio
The written portfolio should consist of 2-3 writing samples.  This can consist of a term paper, thesis, or other academic writing, or can be comprised of samples of professional writing, including press releases, brochures and marketing documents, museum labels, etc.  The sample should be related to the desired course of study. Applicants should submit their writing samples for review online via http://uartsgrad.slideroom.com. Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Applicants may upload images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv) or .pdf documents.  Instructions are available on the portfolio section of the application and on the Slide Room page.

Visual Material Samples
Applicants that have created visual work are also encouraged to submit supplemental visual work samples. This can include exhibitions and exhibitions materials, published or exhibited photographs, marketing samples, designed digital or web projects, presentation materials, audio/video projects, or other mix-media visual and writing samples. Physical artwork or samples should not be sent. Applicants should submit their materials for review online via http://uartsgrad.slideroom.com. Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions and notes. Applicants may upload images (jpg), video (mov, wmv, flv) or .pdf documents. For good image quality and fast upload, images should be sized no larger than 1280 x 1280 px @ 72dpi. Video files must be kept under 20MB. Our Slide Room portal offers additional instructions for submitting work online.

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