Graduate Education Requirements and Deadlines


Applications can be submitted on a rolling-basis through August 1 for fall admission and December 1 for the spring (January) admission.

Applications can be accepted after these deadlines if space is available.


  • Completed MAArtEd/MAT graduate application form. (click here to apply online)
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a collegiate advisor or instructor)
  • Statement of Purpose (250 word minimum).
  • Portfolio (see guidelines below).
  • Official copies of all college transcripts.
  • Personal Resume or C.V.
  • Personal Interview with the Program Director.
  • $50 application fee. Pay Here
  • Please send all supporting materials to or
    Attn: Admissions
    Memphis College of Art
    1930 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38104

MAArtEd Transfer Credit:

Graduate applicants to Memphis College of Art may, subject to review of the graduate admissions committee, transfer up to 3 credits with grades of 3.0 or higher, toward the MAArtEd degree.

Portfolio Notes

Teacher and/or Artist portfolio are acceptable, with clearly labeled work. Portfolio should include 15-20 images. Submission via CD/DVD-ROM is acceptable. Macintosh compatible files required. MS PowerPoint or Adobe PDF format preferred.

All material must be accompanied by a description list. Do not send originals.

Memphis College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Additional Information