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Message from the Dean

Annie Gérin

As the Dean of this bold and vibrant community, I am profoundly inspired by the dedication and talent that characterize our faculty, staff and student body. 

Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts stands as a beacon of creativity and innovation, not only within Montreal's cultural scene but also on a national and international scale. The collaborations we foster with top cultural institutions and industry leaders enrich the learning experiences of our students, opening doors to exciting opportunities and impactful careers in the art world and beyond.

With almost 5,000 students, the Faculty of Fine Arts stands as one of the largest art and design schools in North America. Our nine departments offer diverse and comprehensive programs, embracing a wide range of research and artistic disciplines. Concordia is proudly ranked by QS among the top 10% of art and design schools internationally, recognizing our unwavering commitment to excellence in education,  research and creation. 

We, at the Faculty of Fine Arts, take great pride in our diverse approach to pedagogical, research, and artistic practices, and in our truly exceptional alumni. Over 16,000 of them are making their mark as creators, cultural workers, researchers, and educators across the globe. Their remarkable contributions to our cultural landscape are a testament to the impact a fine arts education at Concordia can have. 

Each year, our students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue to impress with their groundbreaking achievements and cultural impact. I invite you to visit our news and events page to stay updated on the latest developments and to witness the influence of our Concordia Fine Arts community.

Dean Annie Gérin speaks to a crowd during an Art Volte event Photo credit: Ash KG

As we forge ahead on our journey of excellence in education, research and creation, we are also committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive community that embraces diverse perspectives and experiences. Our community's dedication to respect-based dialogue and decolonization continues to guide us towards positive change and meaningful artistic expressions.

Our holistic and innovative approach empowers our students to think critically and creatively, preparing them to make a real impact on the arts world and society.

I must take a moment to express my gratitude to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are the driving force behind our achievements. It is your creativity, boldness, and unwavering commitment that make Concordia's Faculty of Fine Arts the vibrant and transformative community that it is. 

Together, we continue to redefine education in the fine arts, empowering our students to shape the future of the arts and of cultural industries, where creativity plays a transformative role.

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