Here's a list of sample interview questions UofM included in their email to me. Most of them of pretty general so hopefully they're helpful!
Why are you getting an MFA, and in particular why did you apply to UofM?
Tell us why you want to be an artist?
What is the main topic/question of inquiry/research question you are trying to unpack while at UofM?
The U of M is a tier one research university, many of our departments and schools are the top-ranked programs in the country. Could you expand on your thoughts about interacting with other units/departments on campus?
What role does research play in making your artwork?
What do you believe is the role of Art and/or Artist in the 21st century? Where do you think Art and its practice is headed in the 21st century? How do you see your own work in relation to the 21st century?
The Stamps school of A&D is committed to community outreach and engagement, we have programs with healthcare, public schools, animal shelters to name a few. Do you have experience or interest in these connections?
The international travel experience is an important part of our graduate program. How would the international project inform your work, your research?
What are your plans or thoughts after receiving an MFA?
Tell us about your exhibition experience. Do you want to exhibit or do you see alternate ways to distribute your work?
What are recent exhibitions you have seen that you have interested you and why? What artists do you admire?
Tell us about something you’ve read (could be a theory, fiction, or news) that has had an impact on you?
Have you had experience teaching, do you have an interest in teaching after your degree?
Tell us a little about yourself and your interests (cooking, sports, etc) a memorable personal experience that has inspired you.