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Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories

OCAD University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
20508 CAD/year
6696 CAD/year
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About

OCAD University’s MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories is unique in Canada in its focus on contemporary production and theory across art, media, and design.

Overview

Students in this interdisciplinary program engage with contemporary issues and works, while drawing on theoretical frameworks, historical contexts, and creative precedents that have shaped today’s visual and critical landscape.

Program facilities are located in the heart of Toronto’s arts and culture district, in close proximity to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Design Exchange, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Gardiner Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.

Opportunities

OCAD University’s MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories is small, allowing direct access to faculty expertise and supervision. Core faculty in the program are internationally-known scholars, writers, historians, and curators, active in their fields. Faculty expertise in global art history, Indigenous theory and practice, feminist and LGBTQ2+ studies, cinema studies, performance art, photography, video games, comic art, and design studies fuels a diverse range of approaches and course offerings, and supports students’ cutting-edge research into contemporary art, design, and media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art History Methods & Theory 
  • Contemporary Art Theory 
  • Thesis Proposal 
  • Thesis Research 
  • Professional Practices 
  • Major Research Paper Writing 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

7.5 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

Application for admission into the MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories is competitive. Applicants must hold a BA, BFA, BDes, or comparable honours degree/certification with an average of 75 per cent (B+) or better during the last two years of study, or must demonstrate exceptional related experience/expertise as a practising art or design professional. All applicants must demonstrate creative and conceptual competence at a high level.

For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements outlined below, applicants need to complete and submit the following through SlideRoom:

  • Research Proposal
  • Writing Sample
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20508 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10254 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3348 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

The program is able to offer generous funding packages in many cases, and most incoming students are granted teaching assistantships in undergraduate art and design history courses, providing valuable teaching experience.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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