The Graduate Program in Art History & Visual Culture at York is a dynamic, flexible and evolving course of study. Its global and interdisciplinary reach is founded on Canada's diverse cultural history and heritage in the visual arts and is designed to meet current and future expectations of expertise in art and architectural history, visual culture, critical theory and writing, and the gallery and museum field. Responsive to individual student needs, the program offers a range of courses, placements, visual and archival resources, and faculty interests.

We excel in the cutting-edge combination of theory and practice. Our MA program is offered in conjunction with a hands-on Curatorial Studies Diploma, with immersive professional networking and hands-on study via the Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre. Our boutique PhD program gives students a tailored learning experience that focuses doctoral studies directly on the students’ research area. And the combined MA/MBA is a unique preparation for career paths involving both knowledge of the arts and of business management.

For over 40 years, we’ve been proud to see our graduates entering professional and academic careers in the art world across Canada and beyond. Join us and be part of our leading professional alumni!