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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Department of Art and Design

North Dartmouth, MA

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Overview

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Department of Art and Design is located in North Dartmouth, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Artisanry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Visual design
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Fine arts
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Artisanry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fine arts

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Visual and written thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
34
Accepted
13
Enrolled
53%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 11th December 11th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 2 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, portfolio (20 images) representing applicant's original art work, process of thinking, implementation of concepts and studio production
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, portfolio (10 images representing applicant's art work, process of thinking, implementation of concepts and studio production)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 533
TOEFL IBT score: 72
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
17%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.82%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 5.88%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

46
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 13
Male (23)
Female (23)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Global textile history and practices, fabrication of jewelry, sculptural objects, slip casting, textile conservation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
93,000

Location & Contact

Address 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
United States
Contact Laura Franz
Chairperson, Art and Design
Email: lfranz@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-9285

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