Fine Arts
School of Art
Program Director: (Acting) Dr. Ed Jurkowski
Campus Address/General Office: Room 313 ARTlab
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Fine Art Program Information

The School of Art offers a Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.) in studio practice.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at

Master of Fine Art

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar.

Persons with a minimum of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree (or equivalent) or a Bachelor of Arts Honours with studio major from a recognized university, with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (B) in the last 60 credit hours of study may apply for admission to the M.F.A. program. Admission decisions are based on the qualifications of the applicant as well as the ability of the School of Art and the University of Manitoba to serve the applicant’s intended program of study and area of specialization.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:


Start Date




January 15

Program Requirements

The program is designed to be completed in two years of full-time study and students are expected to continue their research through the spring and summer. Part-time students are not accepted into the program.

Graduate students must complete 21 credit hours of required coursework:

Elective Course offerings: 6 credit hours required. Approved graduate level elective courses may be taken in the School of Art, or with written permission, in another faculty at the University of Manitoba.

GRAD 7200 M.F.A. Thesis/Studio Exhibition: Completion of Master of Fine Art Thesis/Studio Exhibition, which is the thesis.

All students must successfully complete:

  • GRAD 7300 Research Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
  • GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours), within the first term of registration;

unless these courses have been completed previously, as per Academic Guide sections 2.5 and 2.6.


Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years. See 4.4.7 Time in Program