Feb 01, 2023  
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023 
University of Alberta Calendar 2022-2023

Master of Design and Master of Fine Arts (Art and Design)

Entrance Requirements

An applicant must normally hold a bachelor’s degree in fine arts or design (or its equivalent) from a recognized institution. Candidates who, in the view of the Department, need to make up prerequisite courses will normally spend one additional year in preparation.

Applicants will be required to submit visual records or a portfolio of work and documentation of their previous experience to the Department by January 15 of the year of application.

Program Requirements

In the first year of the program students will normally be required to take 18 units approved. All candidates require credit in ART 630  or DES 630 .

Candidates in fine arts programs require credit in two studio courses at the 600-level and one history of art, design, and visual culture courses chosen from 500-level courses with consent of the Department.

Candidates in design programs require credit in

Additional Information

Course work must be completed before commencement of the thesis. First term studio courses may not be repeated; however, second term studio courses may be repeated with consent of the Department.

After all other program requirements have been satisfactorily met, candidates must make a major presentation of their creative work. Such a presentation will be considered the equivalent of a master’s thesis. The Department of Art and Design reserves the right to select and retain up to two works from the final thesis presentation.

There is no language requirement for the degrees.

The minimum period of residence is two four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Length of Program

Candidates will normally require two academic years to complete their program of studies.