University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Art and Design

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Design and Visual Communications, General
Description:The Department of Art and Design offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design degrees in a wide range of studio disciplines. The Department also offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts degree in history of art, design, and visual culture.

Programs leading to the MDes degree provide advanced studies in visual communication design or industrial design. Programs leading to the MFA degree are designed to provide advanced studies in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or drawing/intermedia. Programs leading to the MA degree in the history of art, design, and visual culture provide for advanced study and research.
URL:Art and Design at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Drawing/Intermedia; History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture; Industrial Design; Painting; Printmaking; Sculpture; Visual Communication Design.
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $5,433
National: $5,433

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 95] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants are required to provide: transcripts; three letters of reference; a definitive statement of intent; a detailed curriculum vitae; and a portfolio of design work (12-15 visual images; include a detailed description of digital images with your submission).

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 18, 2015