Skip to Content

College of Arts & Sciences
School of Visual Art and Design

Art Studio Graduate Information

Degrees Offered:     MA                  MFA

 How to Apply:

             Application for Graduate School with fee.

                        2 Letters of Recommendation

                        All official transcripts from colleges/universities attended

                        Diagnostic Questionnaire

                        Major/Minor Form (MFA Only)

                        Assistantship Application (Optional)

                        Official TOEFL scores (International Students Only)



Send a portfolio of 20 images of recent work and an image list as a PDF (20 MB maximum) either by email to: - with subject line "MFA Application Portfolio - Last Name"


Or on CD or flash drive to:


USC School of Visual Art and Design
1615 Senate Street 
Columbia, SC 29208
Attn: Studio Art MFA Portfolio


Deadline for receipt of all materials is 5pm on January 15 (if the 15th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, materials are due by 5pm on the following Monday).