Graduate Studies Curated Projects

New for 2024 Admission, MFA applicants may apply to the DAIM or DRD program with an open topic, or select a curated project from the list below. 

In the Statement of Intent, identify a curated project for your research and creative work, and address why you are interested in this specific project. Describe how it aligns with your interests, skillset, and experience. Articulate why you are the best MFA applicant to be selected for this project. Demonstrate how you are prepared for advanced study in the field of design. What makes Ohio State the best place to support your aspirations? Those admitted into the MFA program will be assigned to only one project and students are expected to find their own angle on the topic.