To ensure the integrity of our program, we require Master of Fine Arts degree candidates to demonstrate strong academic and design skills. Your application will be evaluated thoroughly, with transcripts, portfolio, statement of purpose, resume/curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation and interview all taken into account.
All applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of completing, an undergraduate degree in a design or related discipline.
- Transportation Design - applicants with degrees in the disciplines of Transportation Design, Industrial Design, Product Design or related fields
- Interdisciplinary Design - applicants with degrees from traditional design disciplines of 2D, 3D or related fields
The committee takes a comprehensive approach to all candidates and recognizes them as individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. In some cases, applicants from non-traditional design education may be considered for admission.
Some applicants may be admitted to a specialized three-year MFA program. In addition to the requisite MFA classes, you will take a customized series of undergraduate courses during your first year. This decision will be made during the admissions process by the Graduate Admissions Committee. This path is designed to help you acquire any necessary skills you might need to thrive as a CCS MFA student.
All new graduate students enter in the Fall (September). As soon as all application materials are received, the Admissions Committee immediately considers the applicant's qualifications and will invite certain applicants to a phone or online interview. The admissions decision is made directly after the interview and the applicant is notified shortly thereafter.
Graduate Admissions Scholarships: By completing your application to CCS, you are automatically considered for a graduate scholarship. We base scholarship awards on your portfolio, academic record, interview and potential success in your Master of Fine Arts program.
If you are fortunate enough to earn a scholarship, you will receive notification of that award in your CCS acceptance letter. Keep in mind that to keep your scholarship, you must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Note: If you are receiving tuition assistance from your employer or country, you are not eligible for these scholarships.