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

Apply Now

Get started on your IMAP (M.F.A.) application here: 


View Program Page

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*
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • 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
  • Official documentation of English Language Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) or waiver if applicable

*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.

Priority Application Deadlines:

  • Domestic Applicants
    Fall: July 1
    Spring: December 1
  • International Applicants
    Fall: May 1
    Spring: November 1


Contact Us

We encourage you to contact graduate admissions with questions about our graduate programs, to get answers to your graduate application questions, or to schedule a visit to NJCU.

Hepburn Hall, Room 206
Phone: (201) 200-3409
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 652-8472
Fax: (201) 200-2044


Graduate Admissions Office Hours

September – May:
Mon and Thu, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tues, Wed, Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours:
Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.