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Visual Arts Programs

Master of Fine Arts Program (Studio Art Practice)

The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts is offered with the following areas of concentration:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photo-based media
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Intermedia and Extended media including conceptual, video, performance, site-specific, and experimental practices
  • Indigenous perspectives and from multiple gender, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds

The program allows for intensive individual and group interaction between students and faculty. Students attend weekly seminars focused on art theory and criticism, professional issues, and the development of individual research projects. Spacious studios provide the ability to engage in the intensive development of individual creative practice.

The MFA program culminates with a solo exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (or another space approved by the supervisor and the Visual Arts graduate committee) and an exhibition support paper (20-40 pages).

Admission Requirements

Admission to our MFA is competitive. Candidates for the MFA program must hold a BFA degree or equivalent and will submit examples of recent work in the form of URLs or uploadable PDFs. (Images should be 2000 pixels maximum on the long edge and saved as .JPG files.) The work should consist of 20 images (or equivalent) accompanied by a corresponding sheet indicating:

  • Title of each work
  • Media
  • Date
  • Dimensions (if applicable)

Applicants must include a one to two page statement of intention and two letters of reference. Other relevant documentation may be included.

For more information, refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

To find out how to apply to Graduate Studies, visit Future Students.