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Art History

York University

30 months
Duration
12550 CAD/year
2870 CAD/year
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About

The Art History MA course at York University is designed to meet contemporary Canadian needs in the areas of art and architectural history, critical theory and writing, visual culture, and the gallery and museum field.

Overview

Course Details

The Art History MA course at York University normally requires two years of full-time study. Part-time students, especially those with experience in the discipline, are encouraged to apply. Where possible, students should be prepared to devote themselves to full-time study at least during their first year in the Graduate Program.

This program focuses on the Canadian heritage in the visual arts, including works of art made by Canadians as well as works that have been brought to Canada and remain here on a permanent basis.

We offer a range of courses, apprenticeships and visual resources.

Part-time students, especially those with experience in the discipline, are encouraged to apply. Where possible, students should be prepared to devote themselves to full-time study at least during their first year in the graduate program.

Stream and Specializations

  • Choose to study a diverse range of subjects including art and architecture history, critical theory and writing, curatorial studies in visual culture, and gallery and museum practices.
  • We offer a one-year diploma in Curatorial Studies. Students may also earn a joint MA/MBA degree in the cultural policy field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museums and Galleries
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Representation and Visual Culture
  • Methods and Research Techniques in Art History
  • Design Theory and Criticism
  • Theoretical Issues in Contemporary Art
  • Individualized Reading Course
  • Themes in Visual Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Art, Aesthetic and Material Culture
  • Un-learning the Archive: Facts, Fictions and Missing Histories
  • Art History and Visual Culture Summer Institute

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have graduated from a recognized postsecondary institution holding an honours degree or equivalent. 
  • Some programs consider applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.
  • If you completed your undergraduate or master’s studies outside Canada, you may need to complete additional courses to qualify for admission to a graduate program at York. Please contact the relevant program office for more information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6275 CAD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    2870 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1435 CAD per semester during 30 months.

Part time tuition fees:

  • National students - $717
  • International students - $3137

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.

Funding

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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