Graduate Studies in Art History & Visual Studies



Our Master's program is designed to be completed in a 2-year residency, and our PhD program normally requires 4 to 5 years to complete. Both our Master's and PhD degrees are research-focused and include courses designed to build knowledge and enhance research- and career-related skills. We offer a workshop course in art historical writing as essential support for our student’s development when writing the Master’s research report or doctoral dissertation.

AHVS graduate students have the option to earn a Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies (GPC) concurrently with their graduate degree. The Graduate Certificate requires the successful completion of 7.5 additional CRM course credits beyond those required for the MA or Ph.D. Concurrent students take 7.5 course credits, but only pay for an additional 3 credits beyond their graduate program fees*. All AHVS graduate students may also apply up to 3.0 CRM course credits to their AHVS graduate degree. Please contact CRM Program Coordinator Tusa Shea for additional information. *Differential fees may apply.

For more specific information about our graduate programs, please see the UVic Calendar for required courses for the Master's and PhD Programs.

Department Contacts

Graduate Advisor

Allan Antliff

Graduate Secretary

Sandra Curran