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Studio Art (BFA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall

Why study Studio Art?

Develop your own path as a creative artist in one of Canada’s foremost environments for the study of contemporary visual art. As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose one or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation. By joining a large Faculty of Fine Arts with strengths in every artistic field, you will learn a full range of technical and theoretical approaches to artmaking, putting you at the forefront of this exciting, rich and complex field of study.

Working in studios equipped with professional tools and equipment, you will discover a variety of processes and techniques. You will also 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. Choose from studio courses that reflect currents in today’s art world. Or, combine your studio practice with a degree in Art History, enabling you to balance art practice with academic studies.

Program structure

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program option

  • Major in Studio Art (60 credits)

By majoring in a Studio Arts program, you will engage in an arena of dialogue and debate that is furthered by critiques, visiting speakers, lectures and panel discussions.

With pedagogical approaches that integrate critical thinking into studio practices, Studio Arts offers an open interdisciplinary environment that positions you as an active participant in the creation of contemporary culture.

Graduates continue to distinguish themselves as leading contemporary artists, curators, critics, educators and citizens.


Courses

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 a Studio Art student you’ll take:

  • Art History and Art Theory courses
  • Studio art courses across all disciplines


Admission requirements

This program is only available for Fall admission.


After your degree

Your degree can lead to many paths such as:

  • Practicing artist
  • Gallery or museum curator/docent
  • Exhibition designer
  • Art educator
  • Arts administrator
  • Art critic
  • Commercial artist
  • Designer/illustrator
  • Graduate studies in visual art

Other programs of interest

Art History and Studio Art (BFA)
  • Major
Art History and Studio Art (BFA)

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.

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Faculty

Ceramics (BFA)
  • Major
Ceramics (BFA)

Clay offers endless creative possibilities. Throughout time, artists have been reinventing and renewing the art of ceramics.

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Painting and Drawing (BFA)
  • Major
Painting and Drawing (BFA)

Painting and Drawing fuses traditional expertise and technique with cutting edge, contemporary approaches to artmaking.

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Faculty

Print Media (BFA)
  • Major
  • Minor
Print Media (BFA)

Printmaking plants one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future

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Faculty

Sculpture (BFA)
  • Major
Sculpture (BFA)

Printmaking plants one foot in the past and the other firmly in the future

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