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Department of Art and Art History


University Catalogue


Graduate Secretary: Nadine Penner

Department of Art and Art History
Murray Building, University of Saskatchewan
3 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A4

Phone: (306) 966-5797

M.F.A. student Alexa Hainsworth at work in her studio.

Fine Art

The Master of Fine Arts Program is an intensive, studio-based program offering artists the opportunity to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of their art practice in the context of a challenging and supportive faculty of studio artists, art historians and art educators. Students may specialize in the areas of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and inter-media. The program is normally two years in length. Through seminars, classes, committee meetings and critiques, an environment is created which enables self-examination, change and growth. Artistic experimentation as part of the search to locate one's practice within a wider art historical and critical context is encouraged.


Students must submit a statement of intent and a proposed area of research or study to the head of the department. In addition to your online application, including application fee and 3 letters of recommendation; students must submit to the Head of the Department: a curriculum vitae, statement of intent, including a proposed area of research or study, 20 images (digital or slides) with image list and your official undergraduate transcripts.


Applications should be made no later than January 20th for the Fall Term of that year.


For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.F.A. +

The Master of Fine Arts Degree is offered in studio art. Candidates are required to take 18 credit units of course work in addition to a thesis exhibition and seminar.  Candidates should anticipate a minimum of two years to complete the program, taking half of the required course work each year and maintaining an active studio practice throughout the program.  Studio facilities are provided for first and second year participants.


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree or its equivalent with acceptable standing
  • students must submit a statement of intent and a proposed area of research or study to the Department Head
  • 20 slides
  • 3 letters of recommendation