Integrated Media Arts Production (M.F.A.)

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Admission Requirements:

  • A completed graduate application form, including a $55 non-refundable application fee
  • A 250-500 word essay discussing your goals and objectives for pursuing admission to the degree program to which you are applying
  • Official transcripts from all previous U.S. colleges attended or official NACES course-by-course evaluation of any foreign transcripts* 
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation, preferably from previous instructors or professionals in Media/Art
  • Professional Resume or CV
  • A portfolio
    • 3-10 pieces (short form or non-time-based pieces might number 10; time-based pieces might number fewer)
    • A link to online portfolio/website (preferred) or in digital form on a DVD or standard USB drive. A binder with color prints is also acceptable.
    • All media should be accompanied by document listing the title, medium, size, and date of each corresponding artwork.
    • Must be directly sent to the Graduate Coordinator of the Media Art Department at

*Note: NJCU does not evaluate international transcripts. In lieu of a transcript, applicants with a non-U.S. degree need to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a NACES Accredited Member that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework.


  • Must have BA/BFA degree in the fields of media art, art, graphic/communication design, video, photography, film, animation, new media, architecture or other related degrees in art, media, or design.
  • Applicants without above degree but have related field experience.

Application Deadlines*:

Domestic Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring December 1
Fall  July 1
International Applicants:
Term Deadline
Spring November 1
Fall  March 1

*Deadlines are subject to change. Deadline extensions may be granted on a case by case. Please contact Graduate Admissions for more information 

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