Master of Fine Arts

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If you are looking for a highly regarded Master of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, in Vancouver, BC offers a 21-month program with a valuable internship/independent study period between the first and second year. The focus of the program is on individual and/or collaborative research informed by contemporary issues and developed through ongoing analysis and critique. Students work together, approaching diverse concerns and research interests from their respective disciplinary perspectives.

Course work in critical studies and studio disciplines reference and explore common threads in critical methodologies. Internships are an integral credit component of the program and consist of study and work at Emily Carr University on industry or cultural sector-driven projects, or on-site at any of the following: a company; a gallery; an arts-, design-, or media-based organization; a creative industry; or a museum related to the project and research you are pursuing in the graduate program.

Begin the program in the Fall semester by applying to the Master of Fine Arts program.

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60 Credit Program Overview

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Master of Applied Arts at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr offers robust and innovative Master of Applied Arts (MAA) programs in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. This professional, terminal degree prepares students to engage in a range of diverse and expanding sectors of culture and creative industry. Graduates from our program will be able to demonstrate significant expertise in the application of creative knowledge in their field. The MAA is naturally interdisciplinary. Courses in research, theory and studio practice integrate methodological threads that span diverse fields of cultural production. Seminars offer a constructive environment for discourse and critique, while a series of lectures and studio visits from renowned artists informs and supplements student practice. Master of Applied Arts cohorts are chosen with attention to the unique combination of attributes students bring, resulting in balanced and dynamic study groups. The MAA is delivered through two distinct but interrelated programs: Resident and Low-Residency. Resident cohorts progress through the program in 21 months of full-time study. Low-Residency cohorts progress through the equivalent program in 28 months, with equally challenging but more flexible delivery model built around 3 summer intensive residencies in Vancouver and rigorous online curriculum.