Printmaking plants one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future. It connects you to artisanal and contemporary concepts and techniques that mix the ancient world, the renaissance, pop culture and the digital age. Working in some of the best facilities in Canada with committed artists and master printers, you’ll explore ideas and learn processes that inspire innovative work.
As your artistic skills flourish, community develops. Students help one another, sharing presses, ink and a commitment to the printed image. By combining studio practice with history, theory, and interdisciplinary approaches, you embrace the contemporary.
You’ll graduate asa practising and exhibiting artist, ready to tap into the contemporary fine arts community nationally and internationally. You will be equipped with the skills to work in community print studios or in a private atelier.
You’ll take courses that address the practice, theory and history of print media. You will choose from special topics courses that change from year to year, exploring the frontiers of contemporary print arts, as well as independent study courses and internship opportunities.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Portfolio / Letter of intent
If you are applying to more than one Fine Arts Studio Arts program, you may use one portfolio and letter of intent except for Intermedia and Photography.
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?
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 available for the Fall Term only.
March 1 (applicants from Canada)*
February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)*
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
Your degree can lead to many paths such as:
Numerous national and international graduate programs in print media or studio arts
Working as a practising multidisciplinary artist
Using your acquired skills to work independently in community print studios or in private ateliers
Opening your own studio or assisting established artists
Applying your skills to specialized computer applications or post-graduate education in a technical or related field
Other programs of interest
Studio Art (BFA)
As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a concentration or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia/Cyberarts (Performance, Video, Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.