Fine Arts

intermedia + painting + printmaking + sculpture

Emily Legleitner, You saw yourself, then you saw yourself with shadows, from MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2023.

The MFA is a flexible, practice-based program, offering students opportunities to develop a studio practice in one medium as well as the opportunity to work across multiple mediums. We support students working in practice-based methodologies and working across theory and practice.

Past research topics include:

  • Guardians: Urban Totems
  • Cafe Mnemosyne
  • Hidden Crimes
  • Mixed Blessings
  • Punctured Romance
  • This Modern Love
  • Fluid Bodies
  • Pharmakon
  • Click Here To Meet Me
  • Mind Body Phone
  • The Seven Deadly Sins and a Murder of Crows
  • Our Anaerobic Future
  • Science = Magik
  • The Falling Doll

Successful applicants to the MFA program typically have a BFA degree with advanced courses in the studio area to which they are applying, a demonstrated interest in continuing their studies at the graduate level and in professional art practice, a well-developed idea of a direction for their thesis exhibition, and an exceptional portfolio that demonstrates an advanced level of work in their area of interest.

The minimum period of residence is two years of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta.

Chelsey Campbell, recovery room: all dressed up (no place to go), good things come to those who wait (or so I’ve been told), and chill pills, from MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2022.

Mohammad Abbasi, Neighbors, from MFA Thesis Exhibition, 2023.

Yilu Xi, Daily Practice: shopping, cooking, drawing, writing, from MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022.