Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing

MFA Application Process

Applications will be available beginning September 1.

Final Application Deadline: March 1st, 2018.

Priority Deadline: December 15th, 2017.

Start Date: All students admitted into the MFA program must begin their studies in the following fall quarter. (Students may not begin the program in the winter, spring, or summer quarters.)

The steps in applying for the MFA are as follows:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended that show the successful completion of a regionally accredited bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • U.S. college and university transcripts should be mailed to the address below.
  • DePaul alumni/undergraduate students applying for graduate admission must also submit a DePaul transcript. Request a free electronic transcript.
  • Individuals with international transcripts need to have a course by course transcript evaluated by one of the three evaluation companies that DePaul University accepts. Please visit the Transcript Evaluation page for more information.
  • Submit a statement of creative intent that will give the committee a sense of how your unique experiences, characteristics, background, values and/or view of the world have shaped who you are and what you want to say as a creative producer. The creative statement cannot be longer than two pages. 
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your artistic abilities, commitment, work ethic and creative potential.

Letters of recommendation should be sent to:
CDM Office of Graduate Admission
243 S. Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604

All submitted application materials will become part of your application file and cannot be returned. Please retain your own copy.

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CDM Graduate Admission Office
243 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

(312) 362-8714