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.
Coursework is structured over a period of four semesters of fulltime study. In weekly seminars, students investigate issues central to contemporary practice and pedagogy. Upon completion of coursework, 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.
The faculty of the MFA program – all active artists with prominent reputations – offer a broad spectrum of aesthetic and theoretical perspectives. At an optimal size for student-faculty interaction, the program encourages graduate students to pursue their development as artists in an environment of stimulating intellectual, cultural and social exchange.
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Students must have BFA degree or an honours BA in fine or visual arts; in exceptional cases, the holder of a degree in another field.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89