Your Creative Career Starts RIGHT Here.

Welcome to Moore College of Art & Design. We are an incubator of creative careers, impact and leadership—particularly and historically for women. With 175 years of dedication to our founding mission under our belts, we currently offer nine extraordinary undergraduate programs for young women and nonbinary students seeking their Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees. We also offer three co-ed graduate degree programs, a post-baccalaureate program for future art educators, and many opportunities for adult learners, as well as kids and teens.

No matter what you do during your time at Moore, your experience will be one that you remember for a lifetime. You’ll get to work with inspiring faculty and mentors, and find your place among talented and driven peers. Plus, you’ll start a fast-track to future career success in the evolving fields of art and design, with direct guidance from our Locks Career Center—an amenity with vital services that you’ll have access to post-graduation and for life.

There is a duality that defines creative professionals. No artist or designer is ever just one thing. You are your profession, and you are what your craft means for the world. So go ahead and be a leader. Be a creative. Be both at Moore.

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Thinking about applying to one of Moore's BFA programs? There's so much we have to tell you! From a guaranteed $1,000 paid internship for every student in every major, to a 97%* employment rate for 2022 BFA alumni just one year after graduation, you're going to love learning more about Moore.

* Percentage based on a 83% survey response rate.


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If you're an undergraduate student planning on transferring to Moore or interested in our Graduate Studies or pre-college youth programs, use this menu to find your way.

For Transfer Students

Interested in making the move to Moore? We’d be glad to tell you more about our creative, career-focused learning environment and how you can further your artistic practice here. Click the link below to learn more about the Transfer Student application process.

For Graduate Students

Moore offers a program in Art Education with an Emphasis in Inclusive Practices (MA), which recognizes and reflects the critical value of professional exposure and requires a field practicum, internship or international studio residency.

For Post-Baccalaureate Students

Our Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education offers rising art educators with undergraduate degrees a chance to take the next step toward a new and exciting career. Click to learn how to apply!

For High-School Sophomores & Juniors

Are you a creative, motivated and independent young woman who’s currently a sophomore or junior in high school? It may be too early to start the college application process but it’s not too early to start thinking about your future in the arts!

For Adult Learners & Working Professionals

Whether you're considering a new career or trying to get ahead in your current field, we have flexible credit and non-credit Adult Continuing Education options that can help you get ahead. Earn a certificate in a short amount of time. Or—if you're a high-school art teacher, check out our annual Teachers Summer Institute for professional development.

Are You Ready to Choose Moore?

Our Admissions Team is here to help you through the application process and will be available every step of the way, from start to finish. We know that everyone’s background and needs are different, and our counselors can answer any questions you may have about your portfolio, potential scholarships, or types of financial aid.