Masters of Fine Arts

Work with a range of media or focus on a specific medium. Enjoy your own studio space with access to department resources like silkscreen and lithographic presses, large-format digital printers, and photo and sculpting studios.

Put your education to work

Put your education to work

Our program emphasizes practice-based creative research and culminates in a thesis exhibition. You will develop a strong understanding of critical, theoretical and historical issues relevant to research in support of your exhibition.

Degrees offered

  • Master of Fine Arts

Degree requirements

Master of Fine Arts

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Awards and scholarships

Awards and scholarships

Graduate assistantships

Graduate assistantships

Graduate program handbook

Graduate program handbook

Admission requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Department of Art and Art History requires that you submit:


Two official sets of transcripts in sealed, endorsed institutional envelopes, as well as degree certificates if the awarding degree(s) is not shown on the transcript(s) from ALL post-secondary institutions attended. If the transcripts are not in English, please make sure there is an official translation.
You will need to arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the post-secondary institution to the Department of Art and Art History.
Copies of unofficial transcripts can be uploaded directly onto your online application.

Please arrange for transcripts to be sent to:

Graduate Program Administrator,
Department of Art and Art History
University of Calgary
Art Building, Room 612
2975 University Way NW
Calgary, AB.  T2N 1N4

Materials sent separately or sent to an office other than the Department of Art and Art History may be lost or miss the deadline.


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Graduate Program Director

Jennifer Eiserman