Discover the unique and vibrant graduate programs that the College of Arts at the University of Guelph offers.

The skills, knowledge, and experience gained through the Humanities and Fine and Performing Arts remain as fundamental to individuals today in the 21st century as they were in the near and distant past. Analytical thinking, historical and conceptual contextualization, communication,  creativity, and imagination are at the heart of the work you will do here. Browse our graduate programs and explore the ways that you can become engaged citizens of your local and global communities. The College invites you, as a graduate student, to cross a threshold into opportunities for learning, personal growth, the attainment of career goals, as well as the chance to build lifelong friendships.

School of English and Theatre Studies

Words! LIghts! Camera! Action! Welcome to the School of English and Theatre Studies -- diverse, exciting, language in motion.

School of Fine Art and Music

Do art. Know art. Welcome to the School of Fine Art and Music. Composition, sculpture, painting, drawing, art history, musicology, singing, playing -- it's all happening here!

School of Languages and Literatures

Your passport to worlds - ancient, modern, near and far. Speak the language and taste the culture. Welcome to the School of Languages and Literatures - come and learn to talk the talk!

Philosophy Department

Ask. Think. Do. Welcome to Philosophy at Guelph. The home of big ideas.

History Department

Local and global -- come and dig deep into the past to know the present. Welcome to the History Department


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  • Mariah Hudec earned her BA (Hons) in History from Cape Breton University in 2013, and an MSc by Research in Scottish History from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. She is currently a PhD student in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph, and serves as the Book Review Editor for the International Review of Scottish Studies and the PhD representative for the school. While Mariah maintains an interest in early modern history and literature, her current research focuses on connections between eighteenth and nineteenth century collections of Scottish superstitions and discourses of Romantic nationalism and the Scottish Enlightenment.

    In her free time, Mariah cross country skis for both the University of Guelph Varsity Nordic Skiing team and the Nova Scotia Provincial team. She holds a Sandan (third degree) black belt in Shotokan karate.