Do art. Here.

Be a practitioner, scholar, critic, teacher or explore a host of other futures that studying art might lead you to.  Come to the MFA in Studio Art or the MA in Art History and Visual Culture and see for yourself why our graduates are successful.    SOFAM curricula in all areas, delivered by acclaimed faculty, combine critical thought and creative practice with crucial opportunities for experiential learning.   The result is that SOFAM graduates are working as artists, musicians, art historians, art and music teachers, gallery administrators, curatorial assistants, and are shaping the culture of art in Canada and abroad.


Jump in to an outstanding educational experience that promotes active artmaking involving risk-taking, commitment and critical insight. Interdisciplinary and media-specific practices are welcome! Your art will be stimulated by lively group seminars exploring contemporary art theory and practice. The innovative curriculum of the MFA program also includes a seminar course on pedagogy which recognizes teaching as a complementary pursuit for many contemporary artists.

Have a look at spacious, individual studios that work with all kinds of media requirements, a range of technical labs and equipment facilities, supported by specialized technicians, and faculty who are all active artists with prominent reputations. Take the leap.

MA Art History and Visual Culture

Understanding the visual is crucial to understanding cultural difference and historical change. Consider the MA in AHVC to research the production and reception of images, objects, and spaces from varied cultures. Be part of a conversation that challenges prevailing ideas about cognition and perception. Thinking about the interdependence of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and about the construction of identity demands that we think within a global context, across cultures and national boundaries. Here you will undertake primary research; you will have the chance to think deeply about the shaping of visualities and to explore the critical underpinnings of writing about art and visual culture. It’s thrilling and critically important to see and speak and do. Come to Guelph and find out.