Concordia University

Graduate programs

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

Etta Sandry MFA Fibres and Material Practices - Student Gallery
Isabel E. Setel MFA Film Production - Student Gallery
Gabriel Fuks MFA Intermedia - Student Gallery
Malcolm McCormick MFA Painting & Drawing - Student Gallery
Amery Sandford MFA Print Media - Student Gallery
Matthew Brooks MFA Photography - Student Gallery
Nicolas Lapointe MFA Sculpture - Student Gallery

MFA Program concentrations

The MFA in Studio Arts is a three-year disciplinary program within the context of a pluralist theoretical framework. Challenge yourself in a studio-oriented environment of rigorous critical inquiry.

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.

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