MFA Open Studios | Master of Fine Arts Program


Come check out our program and this year’s MFA cohort at our annual:

MFA Open Studios on November 7th

Time: 3:00-7:00 pm
Place: University of Waterloo, East Campus Hall
Address: 263 Phillip Street, Waterloo, Ontario

Participating Students: Jordan Blackburni, Brubey (Wanzhi) Hu, Tyler Matheson, Karice Mitchell, Sara Pearson, Carrie Perreault, Kayla Polan, Racquel Rowe, Maria Simmons, and Becca Wijshijer.

A unique opportunity to meet the artists on their own turf—a look at their process and what’s in production.


I Throw Away Pennies (from the Bad Naked series), Kayla Polan, 2019

The event coincides with UWAG’s next opening 5:00-8:00 pm.
Gallery One: Robin Peck, Crania
Curated by Doug Kirton and David MacWilliam


Shrimpy Reacts!!!, Becca Wijshijer, 2019.

The University of Waterloo
Master of Fine Arts
Application Deadline: February 1st

About UWaterloo’s MFA Program:
A key feature of Waterloo’s program are the Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarships, which enable all MFA candidates to travel and study alongside a professional artist during their summer term. Our students have been to the Netherlands, England, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Brazil, China, and the United States. To find out more from our 2018 scholarship recipients see our Shantz Short.

With a generous funding package ($34,000 for five consecutive terms in 2019), plenty of access to faculty and resources, a solo exhibition in our nationally renowned gallery UWAG, a robust visiting artist program, and teaching placements, the University of Waterloo is a real gem.

Our MFA application deadline is February 1, 2019.

For more information, contact Tara Cooper, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies at or visit