Program of study

Artwork is gallery, light shines from a box in the centre of the room throwing projection of Islamic patterns and chemical compounds on the walls.

Zahra Baseri's artwork "Petrocubical", 2018-19, acrylic, electronics 23.6" x 23.6" x 23.6" installed in the Artery Gallery

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at Waterloo is a five-term program, beginning in the fall. Our curriculum offers a comprehensive and rigorous experience that guides students to understand the conceptual underpinnings of their work. This is done through discussion of theoretical texts in grad seminar, research, writing, visiting artist lectures and studio visits. Opportunities to travel, study and establish an international network of professional colleagues through the Keith and Win Shantz Research Scholarship also exist. The pedagogical component of our program helps students build a teaching portfolio geared at the post-secondary level. This includes two teaching assistant positions, a grad seminar that looks at art school from a pedagogical perspective, professional practice workshops and the opportunity to teach a studio course at the introductory level.

A description of the program's term-by-term progression please see coursework and milestones.

For a tour of our facilities, or more information, contact faculty member and Graduate Chair Lois Andison.