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What will I learn?

The PhD in Visual Arts is a four year full-time program of study in which individually defined conceptual foci are materialized and disseminated through an integration of art works, research and writing. This advanced practice-based degree will prepare mature artist-researchers with the highest qualifications to teach studio and theory courses, supervise graduate students within a university context, and have significant professional careers as artists.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,821.00 (US$ 13,856) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to a doctoral program, applicants must, at a minimum, hold an acceptable master’s degree with at least a B standing. English language requirements: Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) – 100; IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5.

For international students

You can apply to our graduate programs if you hold an Honours degree (four years of study) or equivalent from a recognized postsecondary institution. Recommended overall grade point averages (GPA) vary by program, but will be a “B” at minimum.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based) - 600

Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) - 100

IELTS (Academic Module) - 7.5

YUELI - Academic Program Level 9 with Distinction

YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP) - Graduate with distinction

CAEL - Overall score of 70, no component score less than 60

Minimum CPE Score - C

Minimum CAE Score - B

Duolingo -125
PTE Academic -76

The application deadline is Dec 15

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About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
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