Artists who seek the stimulation and challenges of an interdisciplinary environment in their pursuit of the M.F.A. degree are invited to apply for admission to the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Applicants are cautioned that, while the program convenes during the summer months, it is not a residency.
Applications for summer 2016 are closed. We will begin accepting application for summer 2017 in September 2016.The application and all supporting materials can be submitted online through SlideRoom.
Applications for admission are accepted once per year. Applications and portfolios are reviewed and evaluated by a committee of faculty within the applicant's chosen discipline. Approximately 12 candidates per discipline are selected from this pool and invited to interview at Bard. 2017 interviews will be held on Saturday, March 4. Initial admission offers are made shortly thereafter; admitted students must pay a $500 enrollment deposit at the time of acceptance in order to secure their position in the program. Candidates placed on our wait list may be accepted at any point through April.