Applying for graduate school

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Don't worry — applying to our program is much simpler than this installation suggests!

Admission requirements

We will consider all applicants with a minimum of a Bachelors degree or equivalent, though a BFA is preferred. The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a B average or better for admission.

Students who have not previously completed the equivalent of 6 units (4 courses) of Art History, 3 units (2 courses) of these at the 300 or 400 level, will be required to take additional courses at the University of Victoria before being granted an MFA.

How to apply

The Faculty of Graduate Studies will require two names and the email addresses of your references. They will also require unofficial transcripts from each institution you’ve attended.


Applicants to the MFA Program must submit a portfolio, a statement of intent that describes their approach to art-making and states why they are applying to the MFA Program and a curriculum vitae.


Applications are due on the following dates to be considered for graduate placements for the  September 2024 entry point.

  1. You must apply to Faculty of Graduate Studies for admission.
  2. A portfolio must be submitted via our online form.



Application deadlines
International Applicant (including USA) December 15
Canadian Applicant January 15

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