MFA Creative Practice: January 23, 2015 *
MFA/PhD Creative Practice: April 15, 2015
Summer Certificate: April 15, 2015
* Advance acceptance (two year 20% tuition reduction)


Application Questions

Tuition Comparison MFA


MFA Creative Practice

Year 1: May 15: $9,760 + Dec. 15: $9,760
Year 2: May 15: $9,760 + Dec. 15: $9,760

PhD Creative Practice
Year 1: May 15: $5000* + Oct. 15: $8650 + Dec. 15: $13,650
Year 2: May 15: $13,650 + Dec. 15: $13,650
Year 3: May 15: $13,650 + Dec. 15: $13,650
Year 4: May 15: $3,250 + Dec. 15: $3,250 (optional independent study year)
* Applicants come to an initial residency before committing to the full program. A Summer Certificate is awarded if not returning.

Summer Residency Certificate May 15: $5000

Independent Study By individual arrangement based on proposal, inquiries can be sent here.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

MFA Admissions

Further program info with links to the online application form, admissions criteria, deferment, academic credits and program FAQs.

Advanced Standing MFA

One semester of advanced standing can be granted for graduate level work from accredited institutions.

PhD Admissions

Further program info with application requirements, links to the online application form, admissions criteria, the application process and program FAQs.

Fast Track MFA -> PhD

Exceptionally focussed and accomplished artists can apply for transfer through the PhD application from the low-residency MFA program to creative PhD studies within the first year of the MFA.


MFA and PhD video conference (Skype) interviews are held with all finalists for the low-residency MFA program by two members of the faculty board. A second follow up interview may be held for MFA if there are further questions. With PhD interviews, as second meeting is organized to include potential supervisors suggested by the board based on your proposal. This meeting will include our Plymouth University Liaison as she will be proposing a second supervisor. A third meeting with the potential supervisors and yourself will be arranged by supervisors prior to the residency to discuss your proposal in more depth. Alumni, students and faculty are available for consultation prior to commitment to the program.


Accepted applicants must reapply.


Transart Institute will undertake every reasonable effort to accommodate students with special needs or disabilities, be they physical or sensory impairments, mental health and learning difficulties, or health conditions on the hybrid (campus + online) MFA in Art and the PhD track. All special needs will be negotiated after individual consultations. Prospective applicants should indicate any special needs and/or disabilities on the admissions application form.