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 CRC 18.00
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.
NOTE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND INTERMEDIA APPLICANTS – SEE SPECIFIC PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT under each of your Program page)
The portfolio of artwork for admission to a Studio Arts program should be a collection of your best and most recent work in visual arts. It should represent your individual interests, abilities and explorations. Consider visual, conceptual, and technical proficiency in selecting your best and most recent work.
Your portfolio should contain:
Minimum number of portfolio items: 15.
Maximum number of portfolio items: 20.
Each portfolio item must be a single digital file.
Either recently completed or currently in progress.
Include work that demonstrates your ability to work in a variety of media, in both two and three dimensions. Examples include drawings, paintings, prints, collage and other mixed media work, sculpture, ceramics, and fibres work.
You may also include photographs, animation, film, video, audio recordings, and documentation of performance art.
Please tailor your portfolio to the specific program area to which you are applying.
Your work should show evidence of both technical skill and conceptual development. Basic abilities in drawing, composition and color-use must be demonstrated.
You may not submit your portfolio via email or through other websites.
Letter of intent
Your letter of intent should be no longer than one page and written in English or French. In general, it should describe your educational background and any relevant experience in art, as well as your expectations in relation to the programs to which you are applying.
What are your reasons for applying to this program? If you are particularly interested in an area within Studio Arts, please indicate why.
Describe your educational background and any relevant experience.
What are your goals and expectations in relation to this program?
Unofficial copy of most recent transcripts
These should include, where applicable, high school, community college, Cegep and university transcripts. This is a student copy of the transcript(s), not the official copy sent to the Application Centre.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
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.