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.
The Bard MFA 2024 Application is Closed
2025 Applications will Open in Fall 2024
The application and all supporting materials are to be submitted online. 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. Interviews will be held in March. Initial admission offers are made shortly thereafter; admitted students must pay a $515 enrollment deposit at the time of acceptance in order to secure their position in the program. If you are interviewed and not accepted, you are automatically placed on the wait list.