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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

Master of Fine Arts in Art

The University of Calgary offers a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree in Art in various areas of Contemporary Art and Visual Art.

Student receive studio space, full access to the resources of the department, including full-scale silkscreen and lithographic presses, large format digital printers, photographic and sculptural studios, and the department metalworking shop.

Student also receive solid financial support.  The department will determine the mix of financial support (Graduate Assistantships and Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarships) after consideration of aptitudes of the students, the needs of the teaching program, and the stage of the student’s program.

Our MFA program focuses on research creation relevant to studio practice.  As such degree requirement includes courses in the area of methodology, art history and theory classes. We believe this approach offers you a better way to contextualize your work.

Students must meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies guidelines for admission, including:

  • A four year degree from a recognized university; for Art the degree should be a B.F.A. or an equivalent qualification. 
    If the degree is from a school at which the language of instruction is not English, English Language proficiency requirements must be met.

Please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies website and our M.F.A Handbook for more details.


Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Scholarship

If you are applying for admission to our M.F.A. program and are eligible to receive a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship, please submit an on-line M.F.A. SSHRC application using the Tri-Council portal (you must indicate in your application that you are applying to the University of Calgary for graduate studies). 
The deadline for these applications is December 1.