Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Master | OCAD University | Toronto, Canada
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Criticism and Curatorial Practice

24 months
21488 CAD/year
6696 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain advanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the fields of curation and critical art writing with the Criticism and Curatorial Practice degree at OCAD University. 


The graduate program in Criticism and Curatorial Practices (CCP) at OCAD University focuses uniquely on supporting you to acquire advanced research skills for visual and academic investigations in the areas of curation and critical art writing. 


  • In this program you will contribute to new knowledge in the areas of art, media, and design through the creation of unique research on artists and artworks in changing contexts of display and reception.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curatorial Practices 
  • Inside Curatorial Practice
  • Contemporary Research Methods 
  • Critical Theory Seminar 
  • Art History Methods & Theory 
  • Criticism and Critical Writing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements, applicants need to complete and submit the following through the Graduate Application Portal:  

  • Statement of Intent: Use this letter to introduce yourself in a way that supports an understanding of your past and/or proposed work in criticism and curatorial practices. Briefly indicate why you are proposing to undertake this research, and the fit of your research with the graduate program in Criticism and Curatorial Practices at OCAD University. 
  • Research Proposal: Applicants should clearly describe their research interest or theme for their graduate work in the program, specifically indicating its relationship and unique contribution to criticism and curatorial practices. 
  • Curriculum Vitae: Please upload an updated copy of your CV (PDF format only). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21488 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10744 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6696 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3348 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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