Visual Art

Apply to Herron’s M.F.A. in Visual Art program

Successful applicants to the program value academic rigor, constructive collaboration and interdisciplinary exploration. They take creative risks and incorporate thinking, making, experimentation and research into their evolving artistic vision. They are ready for intensive, high-level study that will push the boundaries of their conceptual and theoretical knowledge of art.

Application components

Application fees

  • IUPUI online graduate application fee: $60 for U.S. citizens, $65 for international applicants
  • SlideRoom portfolio submission fee: $10 (non-refundable; cannot be waived)

Herron will waive the $60 online application fee for U.S. citizens who attend our Open House or who talk with a Herron representative at the Graduate Portfolio Day event in Chicago. The $65 online application fee for international students who attend one of the two events cannot be waived.

Application deadlines

February 1: Deadline to submit your completed online application

February 15: Deadline to submit all supplemental materials


Ask an admissions advisor, or contact Herron's Office of Admissions and Student Services directly at 317-278-9400 or