University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

History of Art, Design and Visual Culture

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Art History, Criticism and ConservationFine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Description The Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta offers students an exciting and rigorous program leading to a Masters degree in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture. HADVC emphasizes critical thinking about how the world is mediated by technologies of vision, images and material objects. We offer a range of courses on modern and contemporary art and theory, design, new media, the graphic arts, and museum practices. Ongoing and recently completed thesis topics include contemporary art and the representation of cancer, a comparative study of democratic design in East Germany and the United States; contemporary Chinese art and the conditions of globalization; anatomical wax sculptures; and the politics of collecting.
Website: History of Art, Design and Visual Culture at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
A 25-page writing sample and transcripts are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015