Programs in Department of Studio Arts provide students with a dynamic environment for students to develop a contemporary art practice where studio production is central. Students study multiple historical and intellectual traditions within the context of contemporary art issues, ideas and practices. Playing a pivotal role in one of North America’s largest and most respected schools for fine arts study, studio arts has always made cross-discipinarity a foundational element of the learning process.
With nine distinct majors, an undergraduate degree in Studio Arts will allow you to you develop your own path as a contemporary artist in one of Canada’s foremost schools for the study of visual art.
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Our MFA and PhD programs recognize practice-based research; artists engage in intensive studio production that elevates the diverse cultural and theoretical framework of contemporary visual art.
We prepare students for life in the cultural sector and in arts-related careers through work terms, internships, applied coursework, independent research projects or student-run festivals and productions.
Experimental & experiential learning
Students have made art with neuroscientists, reimagined art’s influence with politicians, developed interactive gallery guides, and participated in public art competitions. Through our CICA and artist-in-residence programs we provide students with opportunities to learn from visiting artists across all disciplines.
Field schools and student exchanges have been life-changing for many students. Our field schools bring students into landscapes, urban fabrics and lives of others across the globe. Field schools are more than study trips – they are intensive, place-based studios and carefully structured courses.