The MFA program in medical illustration enables students to exhibit critical and creative thinking and problem-solving through the accurate translation of medical and scientific concepts into effective visual support for instruction or advertisement. Students utilize effective research techniques and demonstrate efficient use of time and resources during concept and development of projects to satisfy course assignments. Entrance requirements include one year of biology and three of the following areas of study: histology, embryology, immunology, genetics, pathology, or cellular physiology.
Applicants should hold a baccalaureate degree in a field of the arts, sciences, or education from a regionally accredited college in the United States. Applicants should also demonstrate, through the quality of the undergraduate record and creative production, a genuine, professional potential. (Please see section regarding nonmatriculated students.) The undergraduate degree should include 75 quarter credit hours (50 semester hours) in studio courses.
International students need a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as Foreign Language. An IELTS score of 6.5 band will also be accepted. Those coming from countries where the baccalaureate degree is not given for programs in the practice of art may be admitted to graduate study if the diploma or certificate received approximates the standards of the BFA, BA, or BS degrees, and if their academic records and portfolios indicate an ability to meet graduate standards.
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