The Graduate Program in Visual Arts offers an experience that will engage you in a rich and stimulating dialogue about contemporary art practices—we propose an experience that will be intense, stimulating and productive. Our programs offer numerous opportunities for studio visits and exchanges with guest artists, curators and art historians reflecting a diverse range of interests to guide you as you develop your own research. We hope that the artists you meet will reinforce your motivation to become an artist and that you will make lasting friendships and personal and professional connections with your classmate to enrich your ongoing development and life as an artist.
At York, the MFA / PhD programs are supported by a vibrant university culture that promotes a creative dialogue between the disciplines. This dialogue is sustained by an emphasis on team teaching approach, support amongst the faculty for divergent views and is reflected in the diversity of the art practices of our students. Currently, our programs consist of a dynamic community of twenty-five students working in one or more of the following media: video, performance, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and digital media.