Master of Theological Studies: Theology, Spirituality and the Arts Stream

The MTS - Theology, Spirituality, and the Arts Stream is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret and analyze the theological dimension of the arts and culture.  

This stream in the MTS program:  

  • Allows students to receive focused academic content in the area of theology, spirituality and the arts within the existing learning objectives and structure of the MTS.  
  • Explores the range of ways that the arts intersect with theological understanding.  
  • Builds relationships with artists [painters, sculptors, architects, writers, musicians, performers, filmmakers, etc.] art experts, academics, therapists, and the public and private cultural institutions of Toronto and beyond.  
  • Supports student exploration of the possible role of theology in arts related vocations.  
  • Uses interdisciplinary methodologies from theology, aesthetics theory, art history, pastoral theology, liturgy and material culture studies, and other related disciplines.  
  • Prepares students for preparation for an advanced research degree 

 Program Outline: 

 Twenty credits are required to complete the MTS program.  It can be done in two years or completed on a part-time basis. 

All courses for full-time and part-time students, including any variation from the norm, require the approval of the MTS Program Director, who serves as the advisor for the Theology, Spirituality, and the Arts stream.  

  • Current core requirements for the MTS program remain the same. 
  • 6 credits are in courses on the approved list of eligible courses for the stream 
  • 1 of the 6 credits is the required introductory course “Theology, Spirituality and the Arts”  
  • 2 credits are for the final Synthesis Paper/Summative Exercise 

Admission Requirements 

Same as for the MTS with the addition of a declaration of intent to pursue the Theology, Spirituality and the Arts stream. 


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