Admission requirements to the MFA Program are detailed on the Fine Art page of the Graduate Calendar at:
The annual application deadline is January 15.
Application Form and Fee
All applications are now accepted online only.
Application Fee is CDN $100.
Once you have completed the online application, please gather together the following material and send by mail or courier to:
Graduate Secretary, School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada N1G 2W1
Documentation of artwork
20 digital images (JPEG - no more than 400 KB per image)
10 minutes DVD
An information sheet should accompany this documentation (title / medium / dimensions / date / and, if required, a concise explanatory comment).
Statement of Interest
A single-page statement that outlines the applicant's future objectives and reasons for wishing to study in the University of Guelph's Master of Fine Arts program.
Original official documents are required, including grading scales and degree certificates; certified and sealed in an envelope from the awarding institution.
Letters of reference from two studio professors:
The applicant must have taken a significant proportion of coursework from at least one of the professors. An acceptable alternative to one such letter may be from the department chair on behalf of the department in which the applicant has studied, or from a professional in the field who is familiar with the applicant's abilities. (signed and sealed envelope)
Each referee should complete a Referee Assessment form and attach it to their letter. These forms can be found online here:
Offers of admission are determined on a competitive basis.