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Visual Arts, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Master of Fine Arts Program in Visual Arts at the University of Windsor is a two-year, studio-centered program geared towards creative exploration, innovative experimentation and the development of a sustainable artistic practice.

About

The program provides graduate students with a critical and theoretical framework that enables the independent development of artistic research and studio production that is supported by a range of dynamic faculty, visiting artists, curators and critics.

Windsor’s School of Creative Arts has one of the longest running MFA programs in Canada, founded in 1979.

University of Windsor MFA graduates have gone on to establish significant careers as visual artists, educators, curators and arts professionals.

Our program is distinguished for its focus on intensive graduate supervision, spacious facilities and openness to unconventional practices. 

We encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to art that enables students to experiment with a variety of media and methods to discover those best suited to realizing their creative projects. 

Programme Structure

Sample Creative Project Topics
  • Video Installation
  • Audio Responsive Installation
  • Performance
  • Social Practice
  • Bio art
  • Urban Interventions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Have an Honours B.A. with a major in Visual Arts or Media Arts (or from equivalent undergraduate programs in cognate disciplines who are engaged in the study of art and/or, culture);
  • Have attained at least a B standing in undergraduate courses;
  • Have successfully completed course work in art history, visual culture or related cultural theory; (applicants may be considered for the program with the stipulation that deficiencies will be made up)
  • Present transcripts of all university and /or college-level work;
  • Present three letters of recommendation.
  • A portfolio of recent work must be sent separately to the School of Creative Arts for evaluation by the departmental acceptance committee.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5318 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2659 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5318 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2659 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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