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Graduate Programmes at the University of British Columbia (UBC)

Call for Applications

The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, aims to foster critical thinking within an inclusive and supportive environment. The department maintains the highest standards of intellectual practice, seeking to be innovative in pedagogy and international in scholarly perspective.

The Department offers the following graduate programmes: MA in Art History, PhD in Art History, MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies, and MFA in Visual Art.

The Master of Arts in Art History is a two-year thesis programme designed to instruct students in methods of research and presentation of scholarly materials. The programme offers advanced study in areas of European and North American art, Asian art, and the Indigenous arts of the Americas.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Art History fosters art-historical research and scholarship at the highest level and promises exacting study and deepening experience of the field. Four-year funding packages are available for Canadian and international students.

The Master of Arts in Critical and Curatorial Studies is the oldest graduate curatorial studies programme in Canada and the only one that results in an MA in Art History in the milieu of a graduate art history and studio department. The programme combines studies in the methodology and history of exhibitions, art history and contemporary art with the practice of making exhibitions.

The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a highly competitive graduate programme and one that has an enviable international reputation. MFA students participate in intensive weekly studio seminars that are also a forum for critical discussions concerning leading issues in contemporary art, visual culture, and cultural theory. Each student receives their own private studio (approximately 250 square feet) and access to the departmentís extensive facilities including a state-of-the art photo/digital lab, printmaking unit, and workshop.

Admissions deadline is 10 January 2019.

For more information, please contact ahva.dept@ubc.ca or visit www.ahva.ubc.ca

Address: University of British Columbia (UBC), Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, 400 - 6333 Memorial Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada; tel.: +1 604 822 2757