The MA program is a course-based degree designed to prepare students for curatorial work, art consultation, heritage programs, cultural journalism, secondary school teaching, and doctoral research.
MA students take six seminars (3.0 Full-Course Equivalents). Full-time students can complete the program in two terms by taking three seminars (1.5 FCEs) in each of the two terms.
We have a limited number of places for students who wish to complete the MA part-time. Part-time students can take a maximum of one seminar (0.5 FCEs) per term, and can complete the program in six terms (approximately three years). If you wish to apply for the part-time MA, you must indicate this in your application.
Students in the MA program are not assigned a supervisor and do not complete a thesis.
|Coursework and Distribution
Coursework is designed to give students a strong foundation in Art History research across multiple research areas. Students will complete six seminars (3.0 Full-Course Equivalents).
In fall 2024, the coursework distribution requirements will change.
For students entering in fall 2023:
For students entering in fall 2024:
|The MA degree requires demonstrated reading knowledge of a language other than English. Language exams are administered by the department and consist of a two-hour translation exercise from your chosen language into English; only hard copy print dictionaries may be used.
|Orientation to Art Historical Research Methods
|New students must attend Orientation to Art Historical Research Methods: a workshop designed to familiarize new students with research resources, led by the Department Librarian.