Master of Fine Arts
Application Deadline: January 15
The University of Ottawa's Department of Visual Arts is now offering a Master's in Fine Arts (MFA).
In this bilingual two-year program students work within a variety of artistic practices, from photography and media arts to sculpture, painting and drawing, video and installation art. They take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture, and choose between an interdisciplinary studio approach or specializing in a single medium.
In order to ensure our students high-quality instruction, the program has limited enrolment: only six candidates are admitted per year and twelve candidates are in the program at any given time.
The program is for students wishing to study full-time only.
Generous bursaries and teaching assistantships are provided for students with appropriate academic and professional achievements.
A vibrant arts community in the heart of Canada's capital
The University's Department of Visual Arts is located in Ottawa's downtown core, home to many of Canada's most influential and dynamic art institutions.
The Department is within walking distance of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Library and Archives Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature. These institutions feature high-profile exhibitions, outstanding collections and first-class research facilities.
Students can also take advantage of the Museum of Classical Antiquities in the University's Department of Classical and Religious Studies. Our adjunct professors include directors and curators of these important museums, galleries, and archives, as well as some of Canada's most outstanding art practitioners, critics, and historians.
Interested candidates are invited to contact Professor Lorraine Gilbert, Graduate Program Director for more information: lgilbert@uOttawa.ca, 613-562-5800 ext. 3735.