Applying for Admission to the [DIAP] MFA

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Apply to both the Program and the College
Applying to The City College’s [DIAP] MFA program is a dual process. You will need to apply for admission to both the College in general and to the MFA program in particular.

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The [DIAP] MFA Online Application Process
Portfolio submissions are online only.

See Portfolio Requirements for information on submitting your work.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official TOEFL scores. A minimum paper-based test score of 500 or internet based of 65 is required for consideration. The TOEFL score reports must come directly from ETS (Educational Testing Service) to be official. TOEFL scores expire after two years. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

Contact [DIAP] if you would like to schedule a campus visit, or be added to the mailing list for a future Open House presentation.

[DIAP] MFA Application Guidelines

[DIAP] MFA online application

  • URL to the site (web site, blog, etc.) where you are hosting your Artist Statement, Digital Portfolio, and Image List/Image Documentation.
  • Curriculum vitae or artist’s résumé. Guidelines for artist’s résumés can be found on the College Art Association website.
  • Artists’ statement as a .doc
  • Digital Portfolio: URL [or alternatively a mailed DVD/CD] of digital portfolio [see the portfolio guidelines for specific information on number of works to submit and file formats]
  • Image List and Documentation of works submitted: For each submitted project provide a description of the work (title, medium, dimensions, date), plus project description and technical specifications.

Materials submitted to City College Graduate Admissions

  • Official transcripts from each degree-granting institution attended
  • Personal Statement Please discuss your artwork and your reasons for pursuing an MFA in Digital Interactive Art Practice at City College. Tell us about your area(s) of proposed focus.
  • Two to three letters of recommendation are required. The recommendations should discuss the quality of the creative work, potential and other related aspects. These should be from former instructors or creative professionals who know your work. Recommendations should be submitted through the online application system and include a narrative letter.

The [DIAP] MFA is committed to and supports racial justice activism as an enlivened and publicly engaged dialogue that explores artistic practices to change society. We are proud to be part of a vital campus that can be an instrument of change to push our society toward greater inclusivity and equity.

On June 9th at 1 PM the office of CCNY’s president and CCNY’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership is organizing an important conversation about this moment of protest and the movements for racial justice

Uprising in Context: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the United States