¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master of Arts program in Art History focuses on the history and theory of visual and material culture in the North American context. The MA program was the first in Canada devoted to Canadian art, and it remains the centerpiece of our transcultural, interdisciplinary department.

Faculty research expertise includes:

  • Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) art, material and visual culture
  • Architecture and studies of the built environment
  • Craft and material culture
  • Painting, photography and sculpture
  • Art theory and historiography
  • Visual and material culture
  • Museum studies
  • Other media from the 17th to the 21st century

The Department of Art History emphasises the cross-fertilisation of theory and scholarly practice and, in keeping with this approach, many of the MA seminars critically address the discipline of art history by means of recent developments in such fields as feminism and gender studies, postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and socio-political analysis. Students are thus exposed to a selection of strategies for research and analysis, and are encouraged to formulate approaches to art history based upon a mature awareness of the various possibilities open to them.

Degree Requirements:

1. Credits

Students are required to take a minimum of 45 credits to complete the program: 21 credits of coursework and 24 credits for the thesis.

2. Courses - 15 credits

Coursework consists of 5 regular seminars. Ideally, students will complete all coursework in their first three terms. Seminars are highly participatory and students are expected to partake in class discussions.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Fine Arts

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (MINIMUM OF 45 CREDITS)

Costos de estudio
Tuition fee: CAN $31,141 - CAN $43,423 for 45 credits
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2022


Faculty of Fine Arts

1515 Ste. Catherine Street. West.,


Quebec (QC),

H3G 2W1, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants may required to have a 4 year Bachelor Degree. Other English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based) score 577 or higher; MELAB min. score: 85, 3 on speaking test; CAEL min. score: 70; CAE min. score: A; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) min. score: C.

Para estudiantes internacionales

A Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Art History or approved equivalent with at least a B+ average in the major area is required. Applicants with deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation may be required to take a qualifying program prior to formal entry into the program. Qualified applicants lacking prerequisite courses may be required to take up to 12 undergraduate credits in addition to and as part of the regular graduate program.


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