MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories.

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Course Details

  • Course ID: 2399

  • Added: September 21, 2022

  • Tuition Fee: Fair

  • Country: Canada

  • State: Toronto

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MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories:

Offering students a compelling array of perspectives to investigate and assess the ever-shifting worlds of contemporary art, design and new media art.


OCAD University | College in Toronto, Canada

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MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories.

About the Program

OCAD University’s MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories is unique in Canada in its focus on contemporary art, design and media production and theory.

In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll engage with contemporary issues and works, while drawing on theoretical frameworks, historical contexts, and creative precedents that have shaped today’s visual and critical landscape.

Program facilities are located in the heart of Toronto’s arts and culture district, in close proximity to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Design Exchange, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Gardiner Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.


The program is small (accepting 6-8 students per year), which allows direct access to faculty expertise and supervision. Core faculty in the program are internationally-known scholars, writers, historians, and curators, active in their fields.

Faculty have expertise in:

  • Contemporary Art, Media and Design
  • Global art history
  • Indigenous theory and practice
  • Feminist and LGBTQ2+ studies
  • Cinema, film and video studies
  • Performance art studies
  • Photography history and theory
  • Video games and game studies
  • Comic art
  • Design history and theory
  • Material culture
  • Critical Theory

Faculty expertise fuels a diverse range of approaches and course offerings, and supports students’ cutting-edge research.

The program is able to offer generous funding packages in many cases. Most incoming students are granted teaching assistantships in undergraduate art and design history courses, providing valuable teaching experience.

To apply to the program, you should have a four-year bachelor’s degree in art history, visual culture, film studies, communications or a similar program, with a minimum 75% (B+) average over your last two years of study.

You can take courses across a range of offerings in contemporary art history, design history, and media studies, as well as elective courses offered in OCAD U’s six other graduate programs. Additionally, there are opportunities to develop Independent study courses with faculty members, participate in study-abroad courses, and gain credit for internships.

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