Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing
MFA Application Process
Applications will be available beginning September 1.
Application Deadline: Applications and all supporting materials must be received by December 15 for the priority application deadline. Priority applicants will be notified of their admission status no later than February 1. March 1 will be the late application deadline. Late applicants will be admitted on a space available basis.
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
- 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.