The MA program is a course-based and research-intensive degree designed to prepare students for curatorial work, art consultation, heritage programs, cultural journalism, secondary school teaching, and doctoral research.
MA students will take six seminars (or three full-course equivalent [3.0 FCE]). Full-time students should be able to complete the program within one year (or two terms) by taking three seminars (1.5 FCE) in each of the two terms. For a three-term year, please discuss with the Director of Graduate Studies.
We have a limited number of places for students who wish to complete the MA part-time. Part-time students have six (6) years to complete the degree. A Balance of Degree Fee is calculated at the end of the part-time studies to equal the cost of the full-time MA. If you wish to apply for the part-time MA, you must indicate this on the application form.
|Coursework and Distribution||
Students will complete six seminars (or three full-course equivalent [3.0 FCE]) as follows:
|Language||The MA degree requires demonstrated reading knowledge of a language other than English for graduation. This will be tested in the first session of the program. Language exams are administered by the Department and consist solely of a two-hour translation exercise of two art history passages from two areas of study; 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.|