Intense and intimate—pursue your MFA at the University of Waterloo. Fully funded Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarships let you study with professional artists anywhere in the world for six weeks. With a generous funding package, plenty of access to faculty and resources, a solo exhibition in our nationally renowned gallery UWAG, a robust visiting artist program, and teaching placements, the University of Waterloo is a real gem.
A key feature of the program is the Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarships, which enable all MFA candidates to travel and study alongside a professional artist during their summer term. Our students have been to the Netherlands, England, Germany, Spain, Scotland, Denmark, Brazil, China, and the United States. To find out more from our 2016 scholarship recipients see this year’s Shantz Shorts: Jess Lincoln, Denise St. Marie and Timothy Walker, and Alexis Hildreth.
The University of Waterloo is one of the leading comprehensive universities in the country and has been recognized by Maclean’s magazine as Canada’s top university for innovation for the 23rd consecutive year.
Their MFA is an intimate program built around studio research, practice, professional development, and pedagogical training. Studio work culminates in a solo exhibition at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG); see past thesis exhibitions here. The pedagogical component includes a seminar in course development, two teaching assistantships and the opportunity to teach an introductory, studio-based course.
Due to their size, teaching assistantships and the Shantz International Research Scholarships, they offer one of the most generous funding packages in the country.
The application deadline for the MFA program is February 1, 2017.
For more information, contact Tara Cooper, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit finearts.uwaterloo.ca.