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


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Painting
Description The MFA (Painting) program encourages a diversity of approaches to the discipline of painting. From its inception, in 1970 the Painting Division has hosted a wide range of practices. The goal of the program has been to encourage students to explore and push the boundaries that define the practice of painting as a discipline within and against the frame of historical definition. Graduates of the Painting Division have presented final exhibitions ranging from the formally abstract to high realism as well as works that explore installation and mixed media. The major emphasis in the graduate painting program is the development of the particular student's painting concerns, both technical and conceptual. The creative work, which determines advancement from first to second year, and which finally constitutes the thesis exhibition, is self directed under the guidance of the graduate student's supervisor.
Website: Painting at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 95] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 60 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
A portfolio of design work 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