Art History & Visual Culture

Art History & Visual Culture

This program focuses on the Canadian heritage in the visual arts, including works of art made by Canadians as well as works that have been brought to Canada and remain here on a permanent basis.

We offer a range of courses, placement and visual resources.

Part-time students, especially those with experience in the discipline, are encouraged to apply. Where possible, students should be prepared to devote themselves to full-time study at least during their first year in the graduate program.

Stream and Specializations

Choose to study a diverse range of subjects including art and architecture history, critical theory and writing, curatorial studies in visual culture, and gallery and museum practices.

We offer a one-year diploma in Curatorial Studies. Students may also earn a joint MA/MBA degree in the cultural policy field.

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

5 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • OR Thesis


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-01-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of interest
  • Sample of written work (max. 3,800 words)

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Common Questions:

Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
Absolutely. Please indicate in your statement of interest you are not seeking a funding package. To note, you will be responsible for not only funding the cost of your degree, but also the cost of living in the Greater Toronto Area for the length of your degree.
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