Two new graduate degree offerings

Commencing in September 2009, the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge introduces two new graduate degree programs in the creative arts, a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Music.

"The introduction of these two new degrees marks a major step in the Faculty's strategic objective of providing an advanced research-based education in four disciplines: art, dramatic art, music and new media," says Dr. Desmond Rochfort, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Building on the Faculty's acknowledged strength of providing a first-class undergraduate education in the creative arts, these new Master's degree programs offer those wishing to pursue graduate education in the Fine Arts the opportunity to be part of a community of intensely active faculty practitioners and scholars.

Supporting an environment of experimentation and innovation as well as the pursuit of disciplinary excellence and expertise, this community also provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue integration of their practice with new technologies and cross-disciplinary projects between the fine arts, the humanities, the sciences and social sciences.

Located in the Centre for the Arts, the four departments of Art, Music, New Media and Theatre and Dramatic Arts are supported by excellent studios and resourced with a wide range of outstanding technical workshop, performance and digital facilities.

The MFA and MMus degrees are two-year, full-time, research-based programs. The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing adequate financial support for all graduate students and, therefore, guarantees a minimum of $1,000 per month for the 24 months of study. The MFA (Dramatic Arts) also offers a $1,000 entrance scholarship for students specializing in design.

May 1 is the application deadline for both programs.