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Admissions Requirements

For general admission questions, please contact The School of Graduate Studies.

1. Completed application may be submitted from September 15 - February 15; there are no spring admissions. Applications submitted will receive a response within 4-6 weeks following the February 15 priority deadline. Applications accepted after February 15 as space permits. Applications will not be reviewed until all necessary elements are received.

2. Résumé and Essay

3. Transcripts

4. Testing Requirements

5. Letters of Recommendation

6. Interview

7. Program Specific Requirements

Art Market: Principles and Practices 

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of four college-level courses in art history.

Minimum of two years of college coursework in a foreign language appropriate to the chosen field of study. If you do not meet the Foreign Language requirement, you may be granted conditional acceptance requiring fulfillment of the coursework by the end of the second semester of study.

Fashion and Textile Studies

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of four college-level courses in art history or related disciplines.

Minimum of two years of college coursework in a foreign language appropriate to the chosen field of study.

Though not required, it is strongly suggested that all students take one semester of Chemistry for general understanding and to allow for an easier decision for the conservation choice after the first year.  For those selecting the conservation emphasis, one semester of college chemistry is required before advanced conservation courses can be taken in the second year.

Sustainable Interior Environments

Preference will be given to candidates with a bachelorís degree and professional or educational experience in interior design, architecture, exhibition design, industrial design or other professions related to the built environment.

Completed applications may be submitted September 15th through March 15th

Exhibition Design

Portfolio Requirements:

Submission of 20 pieces of design work to include: Samples of drafting in AutoCad or Vectorworks; proficiency in Creative Suite programs including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; 3D digital rendering in 3D Studio Max, Sketchup or other programs. Additional work in sketching, hand rendering, other software applications  a plus. If you have examples of other forms of artistic pursuits such as photography, painting, sculpture or media, please include samples in your portfolio. Creative expression, looseness and playfulness are very appreciated in the candidate.

Illustration

Minimum of three years of industry related work experience beyond an earned bachelorís degree in illustration or related field.

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Word.

Portfolio Requirements:

Submission of 15-20 pieces. Life drawings and drawings from observation must be included. Submit images as LOW-RES files (72 dpi).  Please submit using the format: Lastname_jpeg (number each illustration sequentially).  Submissions improperly prepared will not be considered. No slides, original work, nor direction to a website are accepted. All portfolio submissions become the property of the School of Graduate Studies and will not be returned.

Cosmetics & Fragrance Marketing and Management

Prior to matriculation, candidates may be required to have satisfactorily completed undergraduate courses in marketing principles, macroeconomics, and accounting or finance, depending on undergraduate field of study and previous professional experience.

Candidates must have a minimum of three years of work experience in an industry related to their course of study. Preference is given to candidates with at least five years of work experience, global work or study experience, and foreign language proficiency.

Three letters of recommendation, including one from a college or university faculty member with whom you have studied and two from professionals with whom you have worked.

Select applicants will be contacted by the Office of Graduate Studies to schedule an interview and timed writing sample.

Mac laptop required.

Completed applications may be submitted from September 15th through March 15th

Global Fashion Management

Applicants must present the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores. GRE test scores are preferred. Forward scores to the School of Graduate Studies (code 2257-5199).

Minimum of three yearsí work experience in a fashion-related industry, preferably on a managerial level.

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