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How to Apply

The School of Atelier Arts partners with Florence Academy of Art to provide this MA program. All applications are submitted to and handled by the Florence Academy of Art.

Your MA application process begins when you submit your online application. The MA Faculty will select the best candidates as demonstrated by their interest, as expressed through their personal statements, in learning a classical methodology to acquire or build upon their current skill set, and if the examples of personal artwork reflect a strong interest in figurative realism.

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Application Requirements

  • Undergraduate transcript
  • One letter of reference
  • Resume or CV
  • One personal statement
  • Reproductions of 10-20 art works produced in the last 3 years

A personal interview with the MA Chair will be required either in person or remotely.

With regard to the portfolio of 10-20 images of artwork produced in the last 3 years, the MA faculty will look for a minimum level of technical skill. Candidates who are accepted will have demonstrated the required proficiencies to undertake the Academy’s MA program.

To be admitted to FAA’s Master of Arts (MA) program in Studio Art, you must have earned a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA in studio subjects. Your degree must be awarded from an institution accredited by an appropriate regional accrediting body. No transfer credits will be accepted.

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Required Application Materials

Submit an official final undergraduate transcript. If currently enrolled, official in-progress transcripts may be sent.

Resume or CV
Submit an outline of your educational, professional, and work-related experiences.

Letter of Recommendation
Submit one Letter of Recommendation from previous instructors, practicing artists, or college administrators.

Personal Statement
Submit a 300-500 word Personal Statement.

You must submit a portfolio of ten (10) to twenty (20) works along with an inventory list of works in the order they appear. Include the title, medium, dimensions, and date of completion for each piece. Your portfolio ideally will include recent (3 years) images.

All above materials must be uploaded to your online application. For further information:

While many schools have a “hard” deadline for applications (meaning they won’t accept applications postmarked or received after the deadline), FAA has a rolling admissions policy, which means we will continue to accept applicants until the course fills.

When all application materials have been received your application will be complete and ready for review. You will be notified within three weeks after a decision has been rendered by the MA Coordinator, Rosemary Galli.

Rosemary Galli
MA Coordinator
Tel. 011-39-055-245444

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