Art History at York actively explores historical, modern, and contemporary arts of all kinds by Indigenous peoples, Canadians and new Canadians, in the context of global art histories. Together with the Curatorial Studies Diploma, the Masters offers a highly competitive program within Canada that supports students who seek employment within the art/museum sectors. Overall the program combines formal coursework with on-site collection, exhibition, and programming experience, alongside teaching opportunities and off-site placements (including those at major museums, magazines, and collections). Our graduate program offers unique resources and opportunities that encourage student-driven, faculty-facilitated, art-historical research.
The M.A. in Art History normally requires two years of full-time study. Part-time students, especially those with experience in the discipline, are encouraged to apply. Where possible, students should be prepared to devote themselves to full-time study at least during their first year in the Graduate Program.
For degree requirements, please see Current Students - Degree Requirements.