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Low Residency MFA Programs

Are you considering a low-res graduate program in Art? If so, read the guide before you buy!

School Major(s) Tuition* Location
Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University MFA in Visual Arts $8,775 Boston, MA
Azusa Pacific University MFA in Visual Art $6,900 Azusa, CA
Emily Carr MFA in Visual Arts $4,230 Vancouver, BC
Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Art $8,235 Plainfield, VT & Port Townsend, WA
Hartford Art School MFA in Photography $6,573 West Hartford, CT
Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts PhD in Philosophy & Art Theory $15,100 Portland, ME
Johnson State College MFA in Studio Arts $12,360 Johnson, VT
MassArt 2D MFA $9,000 Boston, MA
Maine College of Art (MECA) MFA in Studio Arts $15,080 Portland, ME
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) MFA in Studio Art $18,950 Baltimore, MD
Otis College of Art and Design MFA in Graphic Design $19,700 Los Angeles, CA
New Hampshire Institute of Art MFA in Visual Arts, Photography, Creative Writing, Writing for Stage and Screen $8,500+ Manchester, NH
Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Visual Studies $16,195 Portland, OR
Portland State University MFA in Art and Social Practice $6,800 Portland, OR
San Francisco Art Institute MFA $19,092 San Francisco, CA
School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA in Visual Narrative $8,685 New York, NY
Sierra Nevada College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts $9,995 Incline Village, NV
Transart Institute MFA in Creative Practice, Practice-based PhD MFA: $9,760 PhD: $10,520 International & New York, NY
University of the Arts MFA in Studio Art $13,044 Philadelphia, PA
University of Hartford Art School MFA in Illustration, MFA in Photography $9,995 West Hartford, CT
Vermont College MFA in Visual Art, Graphic Design, Music Composition $9,267 Montpelier, VT

*Tuition prices reflect the date when the school was added to this list. Check the school’s website for up-to-date prices.