Entrance to the MFA program at the University of Windsor is a competitive process. We look for dynamic and creative individuals who have demonstrated strong potential for studio work at the graduate level.
Applications that meet the minimum requirements (listed below) are vetted on the basis of portfolio submissions. We accept only a small number of applicants each year.
Application procedures and requirements:
- First, you must generate your online application with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research:
- Additionally, applicants for admission to the Master of Fine arts program must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- Have an honours B.A. with a major in Visual Arts (or BFA) or related area from an approved college or university; applicants with degrees in other areas may be considered for the program with the stipulation that deficiencies will be made up;
- Have attained at least a B standing in undergraduate courses;
- Have successfully completed course work in art history, visual culture or related cultural theory;
- Present transcripts of all university and /or college-level work;
- Present three letters of recommendation.
- A portfolio of recent work must be sent separately to the School of Visual Arts for evaluation by the departmental acceptance committee. [see portfolio specifications below]
- A 500 word letter of intent outlining your studio interests, why you are interested in pursuing an MFA at the University of Windsor, and what kind of work you plan to produce in the program. A copy of a recent C.V. is also recommended.
- Please send the portfolio and letter of intent to us directly:
Graduate Review Committee
School of Visual Arts
University of Windsor
Windsor, ON N9C 1S7
- All other materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must go directly to Graduate Admissions.
- Applications for admission to the Master of Fine Arts program must be complete by February 1st to be considered for financial awards from the Office of Graduate Studies. These awards are tenable for two academic years and begin each September. In exceptional circumstances, we may consider applications before or after this deadline, although we can only guarantee consideration for funding for applications received by the February 1st deadline.
- If you need clarification on any of the above information, please contact:
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You may send slides; however, we strongly encourage a digital portfolio:
- Please submit a CD of 20 JPEG images
- Image resolution should not exceed 1024×768
- Disc must be Mac and PC compatible
- No PowerPoint files, please
- Please submit a DVD of 3 video samples
- Videos may also be submitted on CD as Quicktime (.MOV) files
- Video samples should not exceed 10 minutes in length
- DVDs must be encoded Region 1 (Canada/USA)
All submissions must include a separate document listing title, date, medium and dimensions for each image/video.
Submissions will not be returned unless return postage is provided.