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Rochester Institute Of Technology (RIT)

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Medical Illustration (MFA)


Office of Graduate Enrollment Services
58 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5604
United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

M.F.A. - Medical Illustration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MFA medical illustration program teaches accurate translations of medical and scientific concepts into effective visual support for instruction or advertisement.
The master of fine arts program in medical illustration enables students to exhibit critical and creative thinking and problem solving through the accurate translation of medical and scientific concepts into effective visual support for instruction or advertisement. Students learn to demonstrate effective research techniques and efficient use of time and resources during concept and development of projects to satisfy course assignments. The MFA is generally a two-year, full-time program that involves the presentation of a thesis. Part-time study options may be available.



Eligibility Requirements:

Hold a baccalaureate degree in a field of the arts, sciences, or education from a regionally accredited college. The undergraduate degree should include studio art courses, one year of general or introductory biology (for biology majors), and a minimum of three advanced biology courses, such as vertebrate anatomy, physiology, neurobiology, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, genetics, developmental biology, or pathology.

# of Credits Required:


International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System may be submitted in place of the TOEFL. A minimum score of 6.5 is required. Those applicants coming from countries where the baccalaureate degree is not awarded for programs in the practice of art may be admitted to graduate study if the diploma or certificate received approximates the standards of the BFA, BA, or BS degrees, and if their academic records and portfolios indicate an ability to meet graduate standards.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: Yes

Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I

Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000 - 19,999