Calling Artists, Thinkers & Makers: Experience ULethbridge 2024 Graduate Studies in Art

Master of Fine Arts (Major: Art) | Department of Art

A person’s legs descending a 7-step plywood staircase, right foot hovers over bottom step, the left on the middle stair

David Knight (MFA ’23), Diary of Alpha, 2023

Pursue advanced study in contemporary art practice, transdisciplinary excellence and practice-based research in the MFA (Art)

Apply by February 1, 2024 | Start Fall 2024

Join a dynamic, collaborative community of artists and scholars, technical and academic support staff, and fellow graduate students from across Canada and around the world in the ULethbridge Department of Art.

Experience support, research excellence and professional development

Experiment, innovate and challenge yourself in an inspiring, supportive environment integrating theory, practice and Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being, critical socio-cultural perspectives, and material and conceptual investigation in all media.

This is where you’ll pursue research-creation in any form, including:

  • audiovisual
  • digital fabrication
  • drawing
  • experimental cinema
  • fibre art
  • installation art
  • media art
  • net art
  • painting
  • performance
  • print
  • photography
  • publication
  • public sphere
  • sculpture
  • social practice
  • sound
  • spatial practice
  • video
  • and more

Participate in debates and practices shaping global art, design and architecture today with Art NOW, our unparalleled visiting speaker series. Engage with historical and contemporary artifacts in the ULethbridge art collection, among the largest of its kind in Canada.

Access exceptional work-integrated learning, research and professional development opportunities to build your skills and expand your network. Offset the cost of tuition and fees with a wide range of funding options, from awards, bursaries and scholarships to assistantships, co-op and internships.

Dr. Migueltzinta Solís is sitting on a custom bike in an art studio, wearing a denim jacket and brown, wide-brimmed hat

Dr. Miguelzinta Solís, (MFA ’19, PhD ’23), Assistant Professor, Indigenous Art. Photo by BFA student Kort Woycheshin.

Experience Campus Spaces & Places

The ULethbridge Centre for the Arts (UCA), located on traditional Blackfoot territory (Treaty Seven) and overlooking the Oldman River valley, is home to the Faculty’s Departments of Drama, Music, New Media and Art. In the UCA, you’ll work with a full complement of cutting-edge equipment in state-of-the-art facilities and spaces, including:

  • the ULethbridge Art Gallery
  • technical and material fabrication workshops
  • robust digital labs
  • audio recording studios
  • graduate-student art studios
  • multiple theatres
  • recital hall

Experience Lethbridge

Meanwhile, the city of Lethbridge is a vibrant, connected and engaged arts community with nationally- and internationally-acclaimed galleries, spaces and practitioners.

With population of more than 100,000, Lethbridge is only two hours from the Calgary International Airport and an hour to the United States by car. Although it offers big city opportunities and amenities, with the Rocky Mountains in view, breathtaking natural beauty and adventure close by.

Aerial image of the University of Lethbridge overlooking the Oldman River valley, to the east of campus, at sunrise

University of Lethbridge main campus overlooking the Oldman River valley to the east. Photo by Austin Knibb (BFA – New Media ’20).

University of Lethbridge | Master of Fine Arts (Art)
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Components: Coursework & thesis
Registration options: Full-time

Admission requirements
Application process
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Funding & fees
International applicants

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Annie Martin
Associate Professor, Art | Graduate Programs Coordinator

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