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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Printmaking
Description:The graduate program in printmaking emphasizes studio activities and the development of personal statements through the medium of printmaking. Students work in a new studio providing privacy, individual work space and equipment for printing in all media.

Successful applicants to the MFA program generally have a BFA degree with advanced courses in the studio area they are applying to, a demonstrated interest in continuing their studies at the graduate level and in professional art practice, a well-developed idea of a direction for their visual thesis, and an exceptional portfolio that demonstrates an advanced level of work in their area of interest. After all program requirements have been satisfactorily met, candidates present an exhibition 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.
URL:Printmaking at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applicants to the MFA studio program must hold a four-year Bachelor's degree, normally a BFA degree, from a university or another recognized academic institution. Applicants who have completed university degree programs, other than the four-year BFA (for example, a four year BA), must provide evidence of work related to the student's intended area of study that is representative of a level of development equivalent to advanced study in a university program, and a transcript showing completion of senior level coursework in the History of Art and Design. You require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4 point scale (B average or 75%) in the last two years of study.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
    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.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

    Modified on October 07, 2019