Call for Applications: MFA (Visual Arts), University of Saskatchewan


Call for Applications: MFA (Visual Arts), University of Saskatchewan

Deadline: January 10, 2020 (only completed applications will be reviewed)

The Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art) at the University of Saskatchewan is an intensive, studio-based Master of Fine Arts program where students develop artistic works in their preferred mediums. This might include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, extended and digital media, video, and interdisciplinary practices. The studio core is complemented by contemporary academic studies, teacher training and visiting artists. The program also actively encourages the development of critical thinking, visual literacy, cultural sensitivity and awareness, and professional innovation relevant to creative professionals in contemporary visual art and culture.

The MFA (Visual Art) degree is a two-year, full-time program. The University of Saskatchewan is dedicated to offering resources to ensure students can flourish within the program. Generous scholarships through the College of Graduate Studies (up to $17,000 per year) are available on a competitive basis. There are also other sources of graduate student funding available to the Department of Art and Art History graduate students including: Aboriginal Graduate Scholarships (AGS), Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA), Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF) and SHHRC funding. Selected students will also have the prospect to gain professional experience through teaching an undergraduate studio art course.

Each student is offered a private studio where they can work towards a solo MFA exhibition in the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus or an alternate art exhibition venue such as the AKA artist run centre. MFA students are given opportunities for group shows, funded field trips, interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculties, and professional artist studio visits with national artists. Saskatoon boasts a high level of community engagement and liaisons with artist-run centres and galleries, including the new Remai Modern.

To learn more about the MFA Program and for application forms and guidelines:

To learn more about the Department of Art:

For all admission inquiries, please contact:
Nadine Penner, Graduate Programs Administration Assistant
Department of Art & Art History, College of Arts and Science
306 966-5797