Fine Arts

Why the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts @ Grenfell Campus?

Guided by our active faculty and Memorial University’s progressive model for distance and blended learning, we provide a flexible course of study tailored to the student’s individual area of research, incorporating both critical theory and practice-based research. Students have access to studios, research facilities, and faculty across a range of disciplines within the Visual Arts program and beyond through the broad Memorial University network. There are further residency opportunities through Memorial’s other campuses and locations in St. John’s, Norris Point, Labrador, and Harlow (UK).

Description of the program

Grenfell Campus is located in Corner Brook, on Elmastukwek/Bay of Islands, in traditional Mi’kmaw territory. The Grenfell MFA delivers a blended learning/low residency program that can be completed in five or six semesters over a two-year period of study. The program begins with an on-campus intensive during May and June of the spring semester followed by fall and winter terms completed in the student’s home community or at another campus of Memorial University with distance learning supervision and contact. Students return to Grenfell Campus for a second on-campus intensive the following spring. The final project is presented during the second fall, and/or winter term at Grenfell Campus. We also offer options for part-time study as long as the courses are taken in appropriate order (up to six years).

Minimum admission requirements

  • MFA - Bachelor's degree in fine arts (B average or higher) or equivalent professional visual arts experience; portfolio of 20 images of examples of work or other documentation of visual art research

Potential career options and outcomes

Professional artist, curator, gallery director, art instructor, designer, art administration

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Program Information
Degrees Offered:



Course, research paper and exhibition


Full time: 2 years
Part time: 2–4 years

Application Deadline:

November 15 for Spring admission


MFA: $6,514

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In addition to the regular tuition fee, a special fee is applicable for the MFA program. For information regarding special fees, please view the Minimum Expense form.


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