The MFA in Studio Arts represents the culmination of academic training in the visual arts. Alongside exemplary production skills within a given medium, our graduate students develop sophisticated understandings of the conceptual underpinnings of their work; of the social significance of their activities; and of the historical lineage and antecedents of their ideas.
MFA Student galleries
Residency requirement & facilities
Your residency includes seminar courses and individual studio experimentation in the first two years of the program. The residency requirement consists of five consecutive terms of full-time study:
- Fall, Winter and Summer terms in the first year
- Fall and Winter terms in the second year
Once the residency requirement is complete, you will focus on the development and defense of your graduating project, a mature body of work produced under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. During this final year of study, you may also apply for a limited number of teaching assignments reserved for graduate students.
As a Studio Arts graduate student, you will have access to Concordia’s many state-of-the-art facilities.