Website: Department of Art and Art History

The Master of Fine Arts degree is offered in Studio Art.

After admission, a program of courses and research will be arranged in consultation with the department's Graduate Committee and the candidate's supervisor. Accepted candidates may concentrate in the following studio disciplines: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and extended media. Applicants should anticipate a minimum of two years to complete the program requirements. Studio facilities are available for 1st and 2nd year candidates. Upon completion of the program, the department will, in consultation with candidates, select one work from M.F.A. exhibitions for the university collection.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents. See department website for application and deadline details.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

Selection Criteria:

  • Three reference letters; two of which must be academic
  • Statement of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio of 20 images
  • Video Introduction Profile

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in ART 995

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

Students must complete a minimum total of 18 credit units, including the following:

  • 6 credit units of electives (at the 800-level, or approved senior-level undergraduate courses)
  • ART 831.3
  • ART 832.3
  • ART 990.0
  • ART 995.0 M.F.A. exhibition, including exhibition support paper

6 credit units from the following:

  • ART 838.3
  • ART 839.3
  • ART 841.3
  • ART 842.3
  • ART 851.3
  • ART 852.3
  • ART 861.6
  • ART 871.3
  • ART 872.3
  • ART 881.3
  • ART 882.3