Round 1 Deadline: January 19 // Round 2 Deadline: March 19. For more information about deadlines and timelines, visit the Apply page

The Rinehart School of Sculpture accepts a select group of practicing artists who reflect a diversity of creative perspectives. These students create a vibrant, stimulating community that is both challenging and supportive of individual exploration.

Those considering the Rinehart School of Sculpture may also want to consider other MFA programs that engage students in studio explorations in space and time. Those whose work explores 2D and 3D may consider the Mount Royal School of Art; those interested in a low-residency program may consider the Low-Residency M.F.A. in Studio Art.

Application Requirements & Procedures for the Rinehart School of Sculpture

1. Graduate Admission Application Form: completed and submitted online via

2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume

3. Statement of Purpose / Designer Statement

Applicants are asked to submit a written statement (500-700 words). The statement should directly address the portfolio of artwork, and the applicant's interest in graduate study.

4. Two (2) Letters of Reference

Recommendations are submitted online via

5. Proof of Degree or Equivalent

Digital transcripts from the last degree-granting institution can be uploaded to SlideRoom. Official transcripts are not required for the initial review process, however, the Graduate Review Committee may request additional or official documentation before decision notification. 

6. Portfolio of Artwork

Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based media for review online via Slideroom allows applicants to create an inventory of pieces and attach the following information: title, date, medium, dimensions, and notes. 

Applicants should submit their portfolio materials for review with their application via Specific technical guidelines addressing the submission of digital images, video files, sound files and text files are available in the SlideRoom system.

7. $75 Application Fee

Payable via credit card during the application submission stage online.

8. Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International candidates whose primary language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in both written and spoken English. Additionally, certified translations of all letters of reference, transcripts and school documentation must be provided. For additional information on international applicant requirements, please visit Information for International Graduate Applicants.