Graduate program opportunity

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The School of Art, University of Manitoba, is pleased to announce a call for applicants to its new Master of Fine Arts program that commences September 2010.

This program is a two-year, fulltime studio practice degree that emphasizes intensive re­search and the expressive development afforded by concentrated work. Areas of focus include: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video, and the opportunity also exists for an interdisciplinary option within these areas, or with another discipline from another faculty at the University of Manitoba. The program culminates with a written thesis and exhibition.

Established in 1913, the School of Art is located at the geographic centre of Canada in Winnipeg, a city that offers a culturally diverse environment with an outward looking engagement with the global community. Students enjoy a school and community that has produced nationally and internation­ally acclaimed artists.

The School’s faculty includes fourteen fulltime studio professors and five art history profes­sors, each recognized in their individual field of research and practice. The School occupies three buildings on the University’s Fort Garry Campus: the FitzGerald Building and Annex, the Art Barn and the Ceramics/Sculpture building. Studios and lab spaces in these facilities are equipped with specialized equipment to support the various disciplines of the school. The FitzGerald building provides digital media labs, a video production studio, an art history re­search and study centre, a faculty resource centre and a wireless network for students and fac­ulty. Here, Gallery One One One presents work of historical importance at a national level and houses the School of Art Permanent Collection and the FitzGerald Study Collection.

In 2011 the School will take possession of a new 60,000 sq. f.t. stand alone structure that will offer state of the art facilities for the gallery as well as digital and studio research practices to students and faculty alike. They will have access to digital technologies and upgrades space for collaboration, experimentation and research, including animation and advanced computer-aided expression.

Deadline for applications: For this first intake, the School will accept applications until June 1, 2010.

For more information and application instructions, please visit our website: umanitoba.ca/schools/art/

Or contact:
Donna Jones,
Graduate Program Manager
jones5@cc.umanitoba.ca
Tel 204.474-8980
School of Art
203 FitzGerald Building
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada