The MA in Art History trains students to think critically about the visual and material culture that is such an important aspect of our lives. Students in the program work alongside faculty members engaged in a wide variety of research initiatives and gain experience as teaching assistants. Montreal’s wealth of museums (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d'Art Contemporain) cultural institutions (McCord Museum) and cutting-edge art spaces (L'Arsenal, Phi Centre) offer countless opportunities to cultivate an individualized research focus. Together, coursework and a rich program of extracurricular activities enable students to create their own portfolios of exhibition reviews, journal articles and curatorial projects. Join a vibrant cohort of students, scholars and professionals who are pursuing their graduate studies on a full or part-time basis. The size of our program is one of its assets - large enough to provide a diverse selection of seminars, but small enough for students to actively participate in dialogue and debate.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
6 credits – Required Courses
ARTH 655 - Thesis Seminar (3 credits, pass/fail)
ARTH 654 - Annotated Review of Sources and Documents (3 credits)
15 credits – Seminars
The graduate program director or the student’s supervisor assists the student in choosing seminars.
Exceptionally, and with the approval of the graduate program director, students may register for one of the following options: a graduate seminar (3 credits) in another discipline or at another Quebec university, an internship or an independent study.
BFA or a BA with a major in Art History or approved equivalent with at least a B+ average in the major area.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Competitive funding packages in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.