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Applying To Both Art History MA and MFA Photography


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So I plan on applying to both the MA in Art History and for an MFA in Photography at the same school. I'm limited location wise and want to increase my chances of getting into a program. Do you think this will make me look uncommitted to one area or is this common?

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So I plan on applying to both the MA in Art History and for an MFA in Photography at the same school. I'm limited location wise and want to increase my chances of getting into a program. Do you think this will make me look uncommitted to one area or is this common?

If the school is larger then they will probably not know, but I don't think they would care if they found out.

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Here is what I would suggest:

Apply to MFA programs at schools that also have terminal MA degrees in art history. Once you get there, start taking art history courses, do well in them, and THEN ask to enter the MA program.

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It's not so uncommon that it is utterly unheard of--some schools even offer dual mfa-ma programs--but many schools do not allow you to apply to more than one program. If they don't have a rule against it, I do not see a problem with applying to both. The people making admissions decisions will be different for each program.

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I want to apply to the same school for two areas as well. I can't really make up my mind about whether to pursue MAT in art education or MFA and a lot depends on funding. I'm currently out of the country until after the applications are due, so I'm not really able to visit. Does it look inconsistent to apply in both areas and thus less likely to receive funding in forms of tuition waivers or teacher assistanceships?

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I want to apply to the same school for two areas as well. I can't really make up my mind about whether to pursue MAT in art education or MFA and a lot depends on funding. I'm currently out of the country until after the applications are due, so I'm not really able to visit. Does it look inconsistent to apply in both areas and thus less likely to receive funding in forms of tuition waivers or teacher assistanceships?

Your applications may not even be seen by the same committees in this case. However, I would say if you really can't make up your mind, go for the MAT. You need to be super-committed to do an MFA.

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