Application

To apply, go to liu.edu/Brooklyn/apply and submit the general Graduate Application Form on-line.

Application

Send HARD copies of all documents listed below to:
LIU Brooklyn
Data Bank
15 Dan Road, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021

  1. Transcript: Request that an official copy of your undergraduate degree transcript be sent. (Undergraduate degree should be in art, media arts, journalism or humanities related area.)
  2. Personal Statement: Must explain why you are interested in the Master of Fine Arts Program, your personal and academic background, your intended Area of Concentration (see Pages 7 & 8) and your professional goals. Please begin your Personal Statement with your contact information and a link or web address to your Portfolio*.
  3. Academic Writing Sample: A 600 word essay on a media-related topic .
  4. Two letters of reference: One academic and one professional. Include contact phone numbers and email addresses.
  5. Professional Resume: Including media credits, internships
  6. TOEFL or IELTS**: Send official score reports (if English is not your native language). LIU Brooklyn code 2369. Students must have acceptable minimum scores as follows: 79 on the Internet-based test, 213 on computer-based test, 550 on paper-based test. IELTS minimum overall band score is 6.5.
  7. International students who need an I-20 to obtain an F-1 visa must submit the following documents: – I-20 Request Form (Graduate Admissions Website)
    Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support
    Sponsor’s certified/ attested bank statement(s) showing sufficient funds (converted into US Dollars) to cover tuition, fees and living expenses for one full year of study at LIU Brooklyn
  8. GRE is not required

Portfolio

Please include a link or web address to your portfolio of work at the beginning of your Personal Statement with your contact information.

Portfolio: Your media portfolio should be a sample of work that best demonstrates your media skills, creative range, and potential (portfolio, sample reel, script, etc.). This can be an online portfolio (e.g. link to a personal web site or You Tube etc.) physical CD/DVD disk or flash drive.

Link or web address to your portfolio is preferred.

The CD/DVD or flash drive will not be returned.

**Applicants with TOEFL or IELTS who still present deficiency in graduate-level English language speaking, reading and writing skills, may be accepted into the MFA Program on a provisional basis. These students will be informed at the time of acceptance that they will be required to sign up for weekly tutoring sessions (free service) at the Brooklyn Campus Writing Center for at least the first year of study. Students may also be required to register for English as a Second Language classes (fee paying) offered on Campus.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, with applications accepted as long as space is available. However, early submission of application is strongly encouraged.

All international applicants who require a student visa must provide completed applications, including all supporting materials, by May 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.

Contact

CONTACT

 

For Graduate Admissions information contact:

Gabrielle.Gannon@liu.edu

718 780 4321    

 

or

 

Michael.Young@liu.edu

718 488 3308

 

For Program information contact:

Professor Claire Goodman, Media Arts Graduate Program Coordinator

Claire.Goodman@liu.edu

718 488 1346

Acceptance Notification & Course Registration

Once you are officially accepted by letter into the MA Program, you must immediately pay a deposit fee to LIU hold your place and enable you to be eligible to register for classes. You will be assigned a student ID number and you will establish your own LIU email account (MY.LIU.EDU.)

  1. Email your chosen Production Concentration (see list below) to the Graduate Program Coordinator (Claire.goodman@liu.edu) who will send you a list of course offerings for the semester you are entering.
  2. Register for classes on-line, starting with the REQUIRED pre-co/requisite foundation class MA 500. (Without MA 500, you will not be able to register for any other classes.)

Once you are OFFICALLY accepted into the MFA Program by letter, you must immediately pay the deposit fee to hold your place and enable you to be eligible to register for courses.  You will be assigned a student ID number and you will establish your own LIU email account (MY.LIU.EDU.) These will enable you to register for classes on-line and receive university announcements. Also, the Media Arts Department will send you a list of first semester courses.

When you register for first semester courses on-line, you must start with the required pre/co-requisite foundation course MA 800. Without MA 800, you will be blocked from registering for other courses.