Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2019/2020)
16.2 Qualifications for Admission
  1. To be considered for admission, applicants shall meet the minimum requirements set out in General Regulation, Qualification for Admission. Applicants to the Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts program, will normally hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minimum overall B average or shall have equivalent professional visual arts experience that is acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and to the School of Fine Arts.

  2. In addition to meeting the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies, all applicants will be required to submit:

    1. a portfolio of 20 images of examples of work or other documentation of visual art research;

    2. a letter of intent (max. 500 words); and

    3. two assessment reports or letters of reference.

  3. Applicants may also be asked to submit a sample for their academic written work.

  4. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of proficiency in studio research and practice within one or more, or a combination of disciplines in visual arts studio, including, but not limited to painting, print media, digital imaging, photography, drawing, sculpture, etc.

  5. Applicants must demonstrate that they are suitably advanced, mature, and responsible to undertake and complete graduate studies in a Visual Arts Studio program and to conduct self-directed, independent research. They will be required to demonstrate evidence of strong thinking skills and writing skills.