University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Visual Arts (MFA)

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Program Information

School:University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Description: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. 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. Recently these have ranged from video installation, audio responsive installation, performance, social practice, bio art, and urban interventions.
URL:Visual Arts (MFA) at University of Windsor - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,265

Cost per year represents tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 220] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

For applicants whose native language is not English, a minimum score of 220 on the TOEFL English proficiency test or 6.5 on the IELTS is required.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Applicants are required to: 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 my be considered for the program with teh stipulation that deficiences be made up); present transcripts of all university and /or college-level work; present three letters of recommendation; submit a 500-word letter of intent outlining your studio interests, why you are interested in pursuing an MFA at the University of Windsor, and what kind of work you plan to produce in the program; submit a recent C.V; and submit a portfolio of recent work must be sent directly to the School of Creative Arts.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on October 30, 2017