Program list & descriptions

Visual Arts ( Masters )

Join our dynamic and engaging academic environment and you join a community of contagious creativity. Students may pursue a MFA or a combined degree in the visual arts and computer science, working in any of the following disciplines:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Digital media


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BFA B with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (students who do not hold a BFA in Visual Arts should contact the department)

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September January 15 December 15


  • Statement of intent
  • Resume/CV
  • Portfolio
  • For details and portfolio requirements, please consult the Visual Arts website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
Chair Paul Walde 250-721-8010 VIA A244
Administrative Assistant Laura Nuttall 250-721-8011 VIA A244
Facilities and Production Manager 250-721-8019 VIA A103
FAX 250-721-6595
Senior Academic Assistant Cliff Haman 250-472-5310 FIA 238
Workshops Technician Chris Lindsay 250-721-6665 VIA B117b
Undergraduate Advising Officer Anne Heinl 250-472-5165 FIA 119
Graduate Advisor Cedric Bomford 250-721-8015 VIA A240

Co-operative education opportunities

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op may be available to students who are pursuing thesis and non-thesis (or professional) degrees. Participation is optional, and admission is determined after consultation with your graduate adviser and department. Contact the co-op program in your degree area for details, or email

Note: Co-op is not open to one-year graduate degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, and non-degree graduate students.

What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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