Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

CCAD’s Amelita Mirolo MFA in Visual Arts program brings together accomplished makers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to form a community ready to be challenged as artists, thinkers, and citizens.

We revel in the discoveries that emerge when we place illustrators, photographers, 2D and 3D visual artists, and other creative minds alongside one another in our classes and in our studios.

Get ready to confront your artistic habits, assumptions, and mindsets as you begin to better apprehend your work and its role in the world around us. We accept applications on a rolling basis—join us on campus for an information session.

As an MFA student, you’ll learn and create in an inclusive environment that fuels collaboration, experimentation, and creation. Our MFA program is located on the third floor of Design Studios on Broad, a renovated early 20th-century building (formerly an auto dealership) in downtown Columbus. This 13,700-square-foot facility offers plenty of space for you to grow your ideas, including individual student studios located next to one another, faculty offices, a lounge, and an exhibition space.

Now enrolling for Fall 2025 — Learn more today

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Your college education is a major investment in you—your work, your passions, and your vision for the future.