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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 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.


MFA Student profiles

Learn more about our current graduate students here.

Cecilia McKinnon Fibres and Material Practices
Gabriel Fuks Intermedia
Iso E. Setel Film Production
Margot Klingender Painting and Drawing
Garnet Dirksen Photography
Amery Sandford Print Media
Nicolas Lapointe Sculpture and Ceramics

Residency requirement & facilities

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

The residency allows for concentrated study and focus on individual studio experimentation theoretical seminars.

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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