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Degrees Offered:

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

  • Graphic Design
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Required Test for Admission:


Required Supplemental Application Items:
  • Art Portfolio containing 20 slides of artwork; 15 slides focused on the major studio area of application and 5 slides demonstrating drawing abilities
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
Application Deadline:

Priority: February 1

Department Contact Information:

University of South Dakota
Art Department
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
Phone: 605-677-5636
Fax: 605-677-5988

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Program Director:

Dr. Cory Knedler (

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For additional information about the Art programs offered at USD, Request More Information or contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.