Master of Fine Arts


Applications to the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Lethbridge are submitted via the Graduate Online Application System.



  • research and creative production at the master's level in Art, New Media or Theatre and Dramatic Arts
  • a thesis-based program under the supervision and mentorship of a Supervisory Committee


  • two-year, full-time, intensive research-based program
  • students complete required courses, as determined by their major
  • students complete a Thesis Project (including an exhibition or performance and a written paper), culminating in Thesis Defense
  • students are provided with generous, independent studio space and access to well-resourced technical facilities
  • Fees


The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue graduate study in Art, New Media, and Theatre and Dramatic Arts.  These majors each emphasize a combination of theory and practice relevant to their discipline. Faculty, comprised of artists and scholars, foster an environment of active engagement with material, critical and conceptual investigations in production and performance. The M.F.A. program allows graduate students to concentrate in their chosen disciplines and to synthesize their research into a unique and challenging Thesis Project. Exceptional facilities, integrated technical support, a lively community of arts and culture, and a commitment to academic and creative excellence are integral qualities of the Faculty of Fine Arts.


Art; New Media; Theatre and Dramatic Arts

Cindy Baker, Lipsticks and Bullets, 2014, from MFA (Art) Thesis Exhibition, "The Missing Body."
Cindy Baker, Lipsticks and Bullets, 2014, from MFA (Art) Thesis Exhibition, "The Missing Body."

In the MFA (Art) at the University of Lethbridge, I've found a program with an academic and collegial atmosphere, one that allows for rich exchange and deep connections with my committee and peers as well as with the student body as a whole. My desire to challenge myself and to take risks in my art practice has been consistently supported. The Art Department's exceptional faculty and staff are genuinely committed to the creation of a positive experience and to the successful completion of my program of study.
- Cindy Baker, 2014

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