What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture provides an enhanced learning experience for those who are interested in a curatorial career. Students graduate with both the Master of Arts degree in Art History and the Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture.

York's Art History program is designed to meet contemporary Canadian needs in the areas of art and architectural history, art criticism, and the gallery and museum field. To this end, it focuses on the Canadian heritage in the visual arts, defined as works of art made by Canadians and works which have been brought to Canada to find a permanent home here. The comprehensive study of art history is used to support the understanding of art in Canada.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 15,213) per year
Start date

10 January 2022


Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

Applicants must hold, at a minimum, an Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent (typically a four-year full-time program) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least a B (second class) standing in the final two years of full-time equivalent study. As approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate, individual graduate programs may have a minimum academic standing requirement greater than B (second class).

Language Test Scores

a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based)or 100 (internet based);
a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic Module);
a minimum PTE Academic score of 76;
YUELI Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction;
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) graduate with Distinction;
a CAEL overall score of 70 with no component score less than 60;
a minimum CPE score of B, or;
a minimum CAE score of C2.