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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA - [UOTTAWA], OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  41951Enrollment

Master of Fine Arts [M.F.A] (Visual Arts)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa

$ 19,289 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts is a 2 years program at the University of Ottawa.
  • This program is taught in English and French. So, students must opt for their language of Instruction.
  • This program is bilingual and covers a variety of artistic practices, from photography and media arts to sculpture, painting and drawing, video, and installation art.
  • In this course, students take an in-depth look at theories informing contemporary art and image culture and can choose to pursue either an interdisciplinary studio approach or to specialize in a single medium.
  • In accordance with University of Ottawa policy, students may choose to complete written assignments, examinations, and studio critiques in either English or French.
  • The program is governed by the general regulations in effect for graduate studies.
  • The International Outlook of this Program is 89.6%.
  • The student to teacher ratio is 12:1 which helps increase in interaction between professors and students.
  • The majority of the classes have 20 students which boost Students Performance.
  • The Salary of the graduates will be between 38,322 USD - 50,358 USD.
  • The Employment rate after graduation is 92.8%.
  • To apply for any Scholarship a student must have at least 80% marks.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 41,228 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL
Offered by Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa
Program Urlhttps://catalogue.uottawa.ca/en/graduate/master-fine-arts-visual-arts/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants have a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts (either a BFA or a BA with major or specialization in Visual Arts), with a minimum B+ (75%) average in the last two years of study and an overall B (70%) average.
  • Candidates with an honors bachelor’s degree in another discipline may be accepted if they submit a portfolio of exceptional quality.
  • A 75 percent (B+) average is required for the undergraduate degree or diploma.
  • Need to have maintained a CGPA of at least 7.7/10 to be invited for an interview.

Language Requirments:

  • The students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (French or English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required at the time of admission.
  • The students whose official language is not English must submit the English Language Proficiency scores like IELTS or TOEFL.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • The students must have completed 10th and intermediate i.e 12th grade which has mathematics courses with 70% marks.
  • A 75 percent (B+) average is required for the undergraduate degree or diploma. 
  • Applicants need to have maintained a CGPA of at least 7.7/10 to be invited for an interview.


Required Document List

The Documents required are:

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the higher secondary education.
  • Financial Documentation - The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • English Language Requirement Scores like TOEFLIELTS,..etc.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$19289$19289
Others$1325$1325
Total fees$20614$20614

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,420
Meals$ 5,350
Living expenses$ 2,990

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #201/ 401

Arts [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student Visa and Visitor Visa (Optional) are required to study in Canada. 
  • The Student visa is a document that the Canadian government issues that allow foreign nationals to study at institutions in Canada.
  • A student visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. The 90 days lets the student prepare to leave Canada or apply to extend their stay.
  • The cost of the student visa is 113 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:

  • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD.
  • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 USD.

The Applications are to be submitted on the university page for the future work term.

  • Spring/Summer term - March 14 to June 13
  • Fall term - August 1 to October 10
  • Winter term - December 1 to January 31

Some jobs available on campus are:

  • Student ambassador
  • Student mentor
  • Research assistant
  • Assistant editor
  • Assistant fundraising officer
  • Theatre costume assistant


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