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College of Arts & Sciences
School of Visual Art and Design

Media Arts Graduate Information

Degrees Offered:     MA

Application Deadline: March 1 for Fall enrollment.


Application through the Graduate School This will include:

2 or more Letters of Recommendation

Official transcripts from colleges/universities attended GRE scores English Proficiency Requirement (TOEFL for International Students Only)



Additional Materials Required for Media Arts MA Application:

(sent directly to Andrew Graciano, School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208)


•Statement of Purpose

This is a written statement that outlines the the type of work you seek to accomplish through your graduate study.


•Assistantship Application (optional)

Assistantship funding is limited, competitive, and offered to some graduate students. This will help us place you in an appropriate place if you are offered an assistantship.



                This is a sample of your best work so far. This sample can be any media artworks: filmmaking, animation, new media art, web design, game design, screenwriting, graphic sequential art, digital imaging, and so on. This portfolio can also be from other fields as well, but should then show your aptitiude for intellectual artistic practice and your ability to move into new fields.

                Portfolios must be submitted digitally (e.g. a web-based portfolio presentation of work, or downloadable material), or as a DVD of video or data. Submissions of software must be cross-platform. Print material must be in PDF format.

                Do not send originals or sole copies.