Welcome to the Department of Art Theory & Practice (AT&P) at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University. The department has both an undergraduate program, offering a baccalaureate degree, and a graduate program, offering a Masters of Fine Arts degree.

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Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University is one of the nation's most competitive MFA programs. Each year it only accepts five candidates and fully supports ten graduate students during their tenure with full tuition waivers, health care coverage, and a stipends ranging from $22,000 to $29,000. GRE scores are not required to qualify for Financial Aid.

Financial Aid comes in two forms: University Fellowships and Teaching Assistantships. Every one of our MFA students is given the opportunity to build teaching experience by completing multiple Teaching Assistantships during their two years of coursework. This allows graduates to gain experience in classes at varying levels and in diverse media. Such breadth of familiarity proves invaluable to those who choose to pursue a career in teaching after earning their degree. 

Application for Financial Aid must be completed and submitted online through the Graduate School's website. Questions about Financial Aid should be directed to the Graduate School.