Forge your own path as a creative artist with inspiration gleaned from the study of art, past and present. The Major in Art History and Studio Art is the ideal choice for someone interested in both the study and practice of art. Perform academic research and learn to write formally about art as you focus on periods that interest you, from ancient Greece to contemporary art and architecture. Allow your research to inform, inspire and shape your own work as you find your artistic voice within the context of art across time. This interdisciplinary program will position you to both pursue a vocation as an artist and prepare for ongoing academic study.
Work in studios equipped with professional tools and equipment in Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.
Develop the critical abilities to evaluate artistic work and create your own personal direction through the exchange of ideas on contemporary art with practising artists.
Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool. Admission to the Faculty of Fine Arts is very competitive. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC
Canadian High Schools: 65% or C+
U.S. High Schools: 2.5
University Transfers: C
Admission to most programs is based on portfolio/audition evaluations as well as academic grades. Applicants selected for admission have normally achieved grades that exceed minimum requirements.
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points. Admission to competitive programs is based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
Bacc. Français: A minimum grade of 11/20 for students who have completed their Bacc. Français outside of Quebec. Admission is competitive and based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
You have the flexibility to choose from a range of courses that address the practice, theory and history of art. You’ll also take courses with artists across all disciplines — exploring new ideas and imagining the frontiers of contemporary art together. As an Art History/Studio Art student you’ll take classes like:
Aspects of the History of Ceramics
Architecture and Urbanism in Montreal
Postcolonial Theory in Art History
Studio art courses across all disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Art), Painting and Drawing, Photography (limited access), Print Media, Sculpture and Installation
Student work drives the creative energy in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and you’ll have many opportunities to exhibit your work in art festivals and exhibitions at on-campus galleries and performance venues.
You will graduate with the knowledge and discipline that underpin a creative and productive life, and the ability to think critically about your work. You’ll have gained valuable problem-solving skills and the leadership abilities required for successful entrepreneurial endeavours.