***NOTE: UNM is in the process of transitioning to an all-online application process, however, this is taking some time. While we do this, please use the existing application process!
Apply at www.unm.edu/apply and then MAIL your documents, in a single packet if possible, to:
Art & Art History
MSC 04 2560
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We do not yet know when the new upload process will be available, and we DO want to receive your application! Thank you!" ***
The deadline for all graduate applications to the Department of Art & Art History for Fall 2014, is January 15th, 2014. All application materials must be received in the Department *by the deadline*. Late items are the responsibility of the applicant, and may disqualify your file from consideration.
We are unable to provide application status updates. Use Delivery Confirmation to ensure your materials arrive on time. Please do not call or email to ask for a status update. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials arrive on time. To this end, applicants are strongly advised to gather all materials themselves, and submit them in a single packet to the Department of Art & Art History. We are not responsible for materials sent to other offices.
Applicants will be notified by mail of the admissions decisions in March.
A prospective student in the graduate studio program must have completed an undergraduate degree including 42 hours in studio courses and 18 hours in art history. 3-D students must also have completed a course in shop foundations, which includes the proper use of shop machinery and equipment and related safety practices. Any deficiencies in the required preparation must be removed during the first year of course work for the degree. MFA students must apply to one of our content areas: Art & Ecology, Ceramics, Electronic Arts, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, or Sculpture. Once in the program, you will have the opportunity to create artwork in any media, but you must choose an area to apply to. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty of that area.
Eligibility: A prospective student in the graduate studio program must have completed an undergraduate degree including 42 hours in art studio courses and 18 hours in art history. Deficiencies of up to 9 hours in the required preparation must be removed during the first year of course work for the degree.
ALL application materials must be submitted to the Department Graduate Office by the January 15th deadline. Incomplete or late application packets will not be processed. The GRE is not required for admission.
To apply for the MFA program, you need to submit:
Note: The Art Studio Printmaking program and the Art History programs in Art of the Americas and Art of the Modern World (both MA and Ph.D.) are recognized by Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) for inclusion in their Out-Of-State Programs at In-State Tuition. Qualified residents of the 15 participating states in the commission may enroll at reduced tuition rates in these three programs.
Special Note for Fulbright and Project 1000 applicants: if you are applying through an outside agency such as Project 1000 or Fulbright, it is your responsibility to ensure that all materials are sent to the Department of Art and Art History, not to the Admissions office. The Department is not responsible for materials that are not received before the January 18th deadline. We strongly advise sending a duplicate copy of all materials directly to the department, and not relying on the Admissions office to provide them.