Studying in Montreal provides access to a wide range of artistic and cultural events both mainstream and alternative. Montreal is known for its affordable lodging and cost of living, a great music scene and amazing food. The city is made up of many distinct neighbourhoods offering a variety of architectural and cultural landscapes.
Getting around is easy with or without a car; Montreal is cycling friendly and is home to one of Canada’s oldest public transportation networks which includes metro, bus and train service on and off island. With four major universities and countless museums and research institutions, academic resources and facilities are easily accessible in both French and English.
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Les étudiants ont le choix de rédiger leurs travaux et leurs examens en français ou en anglais. Pour plus d'informations, veuillez visiter Étudiants francophones de la faculté des Beaux-arts.
Art History undergraduate students are active in the Fine Arts Students Alliance (FASA). FASA is the umbrella organization for all Fine Art clubs and student-run organizations, such as: Art Matters, Café X, The Fine Arts Reading Room, and Galerie VAV Gallery.
Concordia University’s Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA) endeavours to enhance the academic life of all graduate students involved in the study of art. Aside from promoting the research of students enrolled in the Art History, Humanities, and Special Individualized programs, AHGSA organizes social and academic events that foster dialogue and contribute to the development of its members’ graduate studies. AHGSA also provides a voice for its membership by sitting on various departmental committees.
One of AHGSA’s principal activities is the organization of an annual graduate student conference. The two-day conference is usually held in mid-March and features a keynote speaker. Recent conferences include Shifting Borders, on the notion of borders within visual culture; Charged Circuits: Questioning International Exhibition Practices, on the proliferation of international exhibitions and their growing influence on the discipline of art history; and Writing between the Lines: Art and its Historians, on the roles, opportunities, and quandaries of those involved in writing art history.
AHGSA is supported by Concordia’s Graduate Student Association and the Department of Art History.