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January 15 is the annual application deadline for Canadian and international submissions to the MFA Program.
However, applications from Canadian and US applicants will be accepted until all places are filled. This opportunity cannot be extended to other international applicants due to the time required to obtain requisite visas and permits.
The MFA program has only one application deadline per year and applications are normally accepted for September entry only.
PART 1: Meet the Minimum Requirements
Applicants to the Master of Fine Art (MFA) program must have 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.
International students should consult the Faculty of Graduate Studies to learn more about additional requirements for their admission.
PART 2: Apply to Faculty of Graduate Studies
Applicants to the Master of Fine Art program must submit an Application for Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies either online or by paper. Applications must be accompanied by an application fee and will not be processed until that fee is received. Please see the Graduate Application page for more detailed information about admission to the Faculty of Graduates.
Be sure to check the Faculty of Graduate Studies Required Documentation for Applications page for additional submission requirements.
Courier all PART 1 materials to:
Faculty of Graduate Studies
65 Chancellor Circle
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2 Canada
PART 3: Submit a Portfolio to the School of Art
Applicants to the Master of Fine Art programs must also submit a portolio to the School of Art. Check our MFA Portfolio Requirements page for more information on what to include.
Mail or courier (no email, please) your portfolio to the School of Art's Graduate Program Manager:
Graduate Program Manager
313 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
PART 4: Interview
If deemed necessary, an applicant may be asked to participate in an interview, in person or by appropriate media.
MFA Program Information
MFA Awards & Scholarships
Graduate Advisor Forms
MFA Thesis Proposal Evaluation Form [pdf]
Graduate Student Advisor Contact
MFA Thesis Exhibitions