How to Apply

We appreciate your interest in the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. To apply, please complete the following two applications by the January 6, 2024 deadline for the Fall 2025 semester:

  1. UW-Madison Graduate School: Application Portal
    • Available October 1 and due January 6.
    • Complete the Graduate Application online.
    • Ensure all required materials are submitted, including transcripts, resume, statement of intent, residency status, and letters of recommendation.
  2. Art Department MFA SlideRoom: Application Portal
    • Available October 1 and due January 6.
    • Access the application through the SlideRoom portal (listed as Program 1).
    • Submit your artist statement, resume or CV, and portfolio (20 images of your most recent work).

For your convenience, we have compiled a helpful Q&A document that addresses frequently asked questions about the application process and program details.

If you have any additional questions not covered in the document, please contact our Graduate Program Manager, Branden Martz, at

Campus Visits

To visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, schedule a campus tour through the university’s Campus and Visitor Relations office or by going to UW-Madison Visit.

The Art Department welcomes you to explore our facilities and galleries from Monday through Friday, 8am to 4 pm, to learn more about our programs and resources. Our primary buildings are the George L. Mosse Humanities Building and the Art Lofts Building.

We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about your artistic practice and research objectives.