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Degree

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

About the program

  • 21,437 CAD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
optional
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 15-January-2022 15-January-2022

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

In this bilingual two-year program students work within a variety of artistic practices, from photography and media arts to sculpture, painting and drawing, video and installation art. 

They take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture, and choose between an interdisciplinary studio approach or specializing in a single medium. 

In order to ensure the students high-quality instruction, the program has limited enrollment: only six candidates are admitted per year and twelve candidates are in the program at any given time. 

The program is for students wishing to study full-time only. 

At the core of the MFA program is the student’s engagement in intensive Studio practice, supported by the technical and conceptual expertise and critical feedback of faculty members, who are practicing professional artists in both traditional disciplines and in art practices that have developed in response to new imaging technologies. 

Each Studio Production course is taught by a different professor of the Department, giving students access to the varied backgrounds and experience of the faculty. 

Each MFA student is provided with their own individual artist’s studio, and enjoys access to the Department’s state-of-the-art technical facilities, including painting and sculpture studios, darkrooms, digital and 3-D printing laboratories. 

Theory courses provide exposure to contemporary artistic and cultural discourse, and the basis for students’ contextualization of their personal studio work within current art practice and theoretical investigation. 

Students enroll in two Theory courses per academic year; the Professional Internship course, in which students have the opportunity to work at one of the many art institutions in the region, or with a professional artist, is a distinctive feature of the program. 

Art History and Theory faculty members and adjunct professors of the Department are actively involved in research and publishing as well as in curatorial projects, in the areas of art and gender, transnational and post-colonial studies in art, critical questions in musicology, the archive in contemporary art practice, among others.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$34,085

Total costs

yearly

$7,404

Cost of living

1 person

$5,244

Accommodation

1 bed room

$21,437

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

B average (in the last two years of full-time studies) in a B.F.A. or B.A. with major or specialization in Visual Arts or equivalent

Required documents

1-2 Recommendation letter(s),
2- Official transcript(s)
3-Resume
4-Letter of intent
5- Proof of English language proficiency
6- Digital Portfolio via SlideRoom

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
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6
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6
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6
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TOEFL

92
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PTE

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Cambridge

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
The following tests are also accepted: MELAB, CAEL, Cambridge English Language Assessment, Pearson, Bridging (ESL500).
The English Intensive Program (EIP) at the University of Ottawa is designed to build your confidence and help you acquire the language skills, academic abilities, and intercultural knowledge you need to succeed, both in your undergraduate or graduate program and on a personal level.

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