Welcome to Fine Arts

Fine Arts teaches the how and the why of making. The how involves a wide-range of material and digital skills from ceramics, painting, print media, and photography, to cutting-edge technologies such as 3D printing, digital imagery and DSLR filmmaking. The why helps students develop criticality in visual culture—a rigour that hones an understanding of what things look like and mean within the current global condition. Our faculty is outstanding, and students often work with them one-on-one.

Undergraduate students major or minor in Studio and/or Visual Culture; they can also participate in co-op through Waterloo’s Arts and Business program with a Fine Arts major. Graduate students pursue a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) with its unique Keith and Win Shantz International Research Scholarship.

Fine Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

  1. Feb. 15, 2018Artwork by Fine Arts student Lila Lavereau is in a photography exhibitionCreative Nature photography show

    The York Lane Art Collective presents a curated exhibition, Creative Nature Photography, featuring work by artists Casandra Merson, Mitchell Evans, Selina Bailey, Barbara Storey, Noura Dehghani, Lila Lavereau, Caryn Dunfield Scott, Matt Brickman, Peyton Marsden, Mark Dickey, Terry Manzo, Diane Rychliski, Ella Paul, Danielle Colclough, Cherissa Kittmer,

  2. Jan. 31, 2018Cora Cluett receives an Ontario Arts Council grantOntario Arts Council logo

    Fine Arts Faculty member Cora Cluett has been awarded an Established Artist Grant from the Ontario Arts Council for the Research and Creation of new work.

  3. Jan. 29, 2018Eva McCauley's artwork included in Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery showArtwork by Eva McCauley titled Family Recollection

    The new exhibition Halycon Days at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) features work from the galleries permanent collection by Shuvinai Ashoona, Lynne Cohen, Kosso Eloul, Brian Fisher, Michael Flomen, Tristram Lansdowne, Agnes Lefort, Doris McCarthy, Eva McCauley, Ray Mead,

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