MFA quick facts

Quick facts 

  • Duration: 20 months (five semesters) 
  • 60 credits needed to complete the MFA 
  • Tuition has been set at $6,250 per semester for Canadian and permanent residents, and $12,500 per semester for international students. ACAD’s Board of Governors determined the tuition and fees in accordance with public post-secondary institution fee regulations. 

Areas of study 


ACAD’s Ceramics program features a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere and collective learning environment, enriched by strong relationships with both international practicing artists and local professional facilities. Ceramics faculty is comprised of makers who are active within craft discourse and interested in the roles of function, emerging technologies, historical precedent, and contemporary practice. 


The breadth and diversity of ACAD’s Fibre program, together with its well-equipped, spacious studios and expert faculty, make it one of the strongest programs of its kind in North America. Guided by faculty members well-versed in both contemporary fibre art and historical textiles, students explore traditional and experimental practices within studio facilities made remarkable by the variety of activities they support. 

Jewellery + Metals 

The Jewellery + Metals program at ACAD provides a rich, intellectually challenging, and professional setting for artists, balancing creative problem solving, technical proficiency, and entrepreneurship skills with context, currency in the field, history, and meaning. Experienced faculty and high-quality facilities provide students with the full spectrum of practice, from industrial jewellery to conceptual art. 


The Glass program at ACAD is an inclusive program that fosters creative, independent makers and critical thinkers. With structured interaction and a workshop approach to instruction augmented by high-profile, international guest artists who work and interact with students in studio, the program nurtures and connects emerging artists with the broader glass community.