Application Deadline

All programs: May 1st, then accepting rolling admissions for the waiting list and coming year.


Application Questions

Tuition Comparison MFA


MFA Creative Practice

After February 1st: $9,760 per semester in total, no added fees.
MFA without advanced standing is four semesters in total.

PhD Studies
Initial residency: $3,250 summer, $1,850 winter (credited towards first semester).*
$13,650 per semester – minimum of six.
Write-up year: $3,250 per semester.
*Accepted applicants come to an initial residency before committing to the full program with the option to put the initial residency tuition towards a Certificate.

Summer Residency Certificate
$3,250 (3-week summer program, non-credit).
All other fees included in semester or certificate tuition.

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.


Phone/Skype interviews are held with all finalists for the low-residency MFA program.
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.