Candidates take the following studio courses according to the discipline into which they have been accepted:
CERA (Ceramics) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
FBRS (Fibres) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
FMPR (Film Production) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
OPME (Open Media) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
PHOT (Photography) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
PRIN (Print Media) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
PNTG (Painting) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
SCUL (Sculpture) 610, 611, 612, 613 (6 cr. each) 24 credits
All students are also required to enroll in the following interdisciplinary studio course, which is to be taken in the summer following the first academic year.
DISP 615 Directed Studio Practice 3 credits
The seminars are a core component of the MFA Studio Arts Programme. They provide a rigourous and conceptual framework for the development of ideas in relation to creative practice. The seminars are interdiscipinary and taught by a dynamic and changing faculty. Seminar topics vary regularly to reflect the shifting nature of contemporary art and culture.
Seminar topics have included, "Living Art: Actions, Interventions, Performance", "The Home Movie/Video in Art, Film and Everyday Life", "Performing Failure: Techniques of Mutism", "Quebec Independent Cinema", and "The Roots of Contemporary Art".
Seminar faculty have included Stéphane Aquin, Renée Baert, George Bogardi, Jennifer Fisher, Lon Dubinsky, Jim Drobnick, Marcus Miller, Laurie Milner, Nancy Ring, Stephan Kurr, Cheryl Simon and Christof Migone.
Internship and Independent Study:
Candidates in their second year of residency may substitute up to 6 credits of seminar courses from the following: (See the Graduate Programme Director for prerequisites)
INTP 660 Professional Internship 6 credits
INTP 661 Professional Internship I 3 credits
INTP 662 Professional Internship II (Prerequisite: INTP 661) 3 credits
INDS 670 Independent Study 6 credits
INDS 671 Independent Study I 3 credits
INDS 672 Independent Study II 3 credits
Studio Project and Exhibition or Film Project:
Following the second year of residency, students will enroll in the Studio Project and Exhibition/Film Project. Candidates must wait 6 months from the completion of studio and seminar course work before making a presentation to the jury.
PROJ 691 Studio Project 9 credits
PROJ 692 Exhibition or Film Project 3 credits
Courses Outside MFA Studio Arts Offerings:
Students may substitute six seminar credits from outside of the graduate seminar offerings with approval by the Graduate Programme Director.