Visual Studies

meet a visual studies alumna

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design offers the Master of Visual Studies (MVS) degree program. This two-year, full-time professional program has two fields:

  1. Studio - which prepares students to further their visual art practice

  2. Curatorial Studies - which prepares students for a contemporary curatorial practice in the visual arts

Degree Offered

Visual Studies– MVS


​​​​​Quick Facts

​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .



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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MVS-8-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MVS-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MVS-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MVS-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MVS-n/a
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MVS-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MVS-n/a
9. Program length (full-time only) MVS-5 sessions
MVS-5 sessions
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: