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Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA)

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Program Information

School:OCAD University
Faculty:Graduate Studies
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Description: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. 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.


URL:Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA) at OCAD University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,777
International: $23,489

Cost per year includes auxiliary fees.
Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    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.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    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 - maximum 250 words that clearly outlines your background and describes your research interests; bibliography and illustrations may be included; Writing Sample - not more than 20 pages, which can be in published or manuscript form; if manuscript, the text must be typed and the context in which it was produced identified; and a CV - applicants should include an updated copy of their curriculum vitae.

    * 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 July 19, 2020

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