Call for Applications: 2024 MFA in Studio Art, University of Saskatchewan

Louisa Ferguson, MFA 2022, installation image, Re:source Re:main Re:claim. Recipient of the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award, Master’s, Humanities and Fine Arts

The School for the Arts at the University of Saskatchewan offers a Studio Art Master of Fine Art (MFA) program in the Department of Art and Art History. Our MFA program offers graduate students a supportive environment to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of their individual artistic practice in relation to an increasingly pluralistic cultural milieu. With a focus on contemporary art and exhibition preparation, our two-year program prepares candidates for possible careers in professional fine art practice, gallery exhibitions, and teaching. Through studio classes, focused seminars, advisory committee meetings and group critiques, students are encouraged to experiment with interdisciplinary approaches, self-examine, and grow. Candidates can choose to work across disciplines or specialize in our core disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and digital practices such as video art and animation.

In addition to private studio space, students have access to technical facilities, equipment, and the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. Our faculty supervise across disciplines and have expertise in studio arts, visual culture, curatorial and social practice. Ranking of applicants will be based on the strength of their portfolio, reference letters, statement of intention, grade point average, ESL score if applicable, and their video introduction. Each year up to five students are admitted to the program.

We offer financial support and teaching opportunities to all students accepted into the MFA program and a minimum funding package of $16,000 per year.

Application Deadline: January 10, 2024

For program details and how to apply, please visit here.

For more information, please contact the Graduate Chair, Jennifer Crane, at

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University of Saskatchewan
Department of Art and Art History
Room 80, Murray Building
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A4