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Master of Fine Arts in Craft Media Craft Media

Alberta University of the Arts

Alberta University of the Arts
The AUArts Master of Fine Arts in Craft Media (MFA) degree is terminal degree required for teaching craft, design and visual art at post-secondary institutions. This cross-disciplinary program facilitates high-level, creative research in the context of emerging craft discourses. Graduate students undertake practice-led investigations grounded in a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies, current pedagogy and professional practice. Individual student progression in the MFA in Craft Media requires specialized focus, depth of research and learner autonomy throughout. As key participants in creative research culture at AUArts, graduate students will discover, test, and transform knowledge in their chosen field.

Admissions Office
1407 - 14 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4R3, Canada

  • Program Type Master's
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Admissions to an Alberta University of the Arts MFA program is competitive and is based upon academic standing, a demonstrated studio practice, and a commitment to undertake a rigorous program of study as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.

Prospective students should obtain information about admission requirements and procedures from the AUArts website or from the Research and Graduate Studies Office. Applicants meeting the minimum university requirements for admission given below are not assured admission into any graduate program. Normally, each graduate program will have admission requirements in addition to the minimum published. Furthermore, program admission is limited to students whose background and interests are compatible with available resources and faculty expertise.
Application for Admission
Application is online only via Apply Alberta. Completed forms and accompanying materials must be submitted before the specified deadline. Applicants are advised to check with the Research and Graduate Studies Office regarding application procedures and deadlines for their chosen graduate program.
Academic requirements
Applicants must have:

  • A relevant baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a recognized institution
  • Normally, a lapse of at least one year between their baccalaureate degree and the commencement of the graduate program
  • An adequate level of proficiency in English as evidenced by one of the following:
    • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a school where English is the primary language of instruction
    • Achievement of an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 93 on the internet-based test (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in each of the four testing sections, 580 on the paper-based test (PBT), or 237 on the computer-based test (CBT), or a score of 7.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the equivalent in other accepted measures of English proficiency.

Application Requirements and Admissions Process
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and documents:

  1. Digital Portfolio
    The digital portfolio must conform to the guidelines of the relevant program as detailed on the AUArts Graduate Studies website and include up to three examples of the applicant’s own writing, pertinent to their proposed plan of study and research.
  2. Statement of Intent
    The Statement of Intent, where applicable, should:
  • propose a plan of graduate study and research at AUArts. The statement should outline specific educational objectives and the applicant’s expectations regarding graduate study.
  • explain how the content/focus of the visual work represented in the portfolio provides a strong foundation for the proposed plan of study
  • demonstrate historical, theoretical, and critical awareness of the field of study and the applicant’s relationship to it
  • highlight any interdisciplinary interests, accomplishments, and/or intentions
  • identify potential faculty supervisors listing their names in prioritized order with rationale, and
  • list the applicant’s referees and contact information.  
  • Applicants should submit their statement of intent with their portfolio. 

3.  Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation should be submitted by faculty members and/or professionals (with whom the applicant has most recently studied or worked) commenting on the applicant’s educational and professional qualifications. At least two referees must be faculty members. Each letter must include the full names and contact information of both the applicant and the referee. All referees must send their letters of recommendation as indicated on the AUArts website.
4.  Transcripts
Applicants must ensure the submission of official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended, as detailed on the AUArts Graduate Studies website.

Official transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by notarized English translations. International applicants must submit detailed course descriptions, translated and notarized if not in English, in order for an evaluation to be completed.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $18,750.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,300.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $2,328.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 05, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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