University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Studio Art

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Art/Art Studies, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,497

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.

Careers:Artisans and Craftspersons


The MFA program at the University of Guelph offers seven graduate students per year an ideal environment in which to challenge and develop their art practice. Exceptionally committed graduate faculty and limited student enrolment result in a community that is intensely engaged in contemporary art and its discourse. A vigorous program of visiting artists extends this community. Course work is structured over a period of four semesters of full-time study. In weekly seminars, students investigate issues central to contemporary practice and pedagogy. Upon completion of course work, degree candidates present a thesis to an external examiner and their faculty advisory committee. The thesis is comprised of a professional exhibition of artwork, a written support paper, and an oral examination; three components that represent a thorough and integrated art practice.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A BFA degree or an honours BA in fine or visual arts; in exceptional cases, the holder of a degree in another field.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Applicants submit a digital portfolio, a statement of intent, names of referees and a CV via SlideRoom. Two letters of reference and transcripts will be uploaded to WebAdvisor after completion of the OUAC application.

    * 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 November 15, 2022