Animation MFA Program Suspension 

The MFA program in the School of Art is currently going through a period of growth and reorganization which has presented some challenges. Because of this, the Graduate Committee had to make a difficult decision and has decided to suspend admissions into the Visual Arts/Animation MFA program until further notice. This will allow us to continue providing students with exceptional learning experiences and opportunities in our other MFA concentrations.

What You Will Study

Total Credit Hours: 60

Through concentrated study and experimentation, you will focus on your development as a professional artist. Through your interactions with faculty and peers, you will explore ideas and techniques, interact with visiting artists and critics, and broaden your technical, aesthetic, and conceptual understanding of media within contemporary practice. 

View Program Requirements

Paying for Your Education

Graduate Assistantships in the School of Art

Working as a graduate assistant will give you meaningful, hands-on experience as you work alongside our expert faculty while helping pay for tuition. We offer both fulltime (20-hour) and part-time (10 hours) assistantships. Find a position.

Get to Know Our Faculty

Ready to Apply?

To be considered for Ball State's graduate program, you must have earned an undergraduate degree in animation, film, art, graphic design, illustration or other visual art areas. Admission is granted once a year. Using a cohort model of instruction, the coursework begins in the fall semester. There are no spring or summer admissions.

Get Started