Welcome to Fine Arts

Fine Arts teaches the how and why of making. The how teaches 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 what things 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. June 15, 2017Bojana Videkanic guest-curates an exhibition at Doris McCarthy GalleryLori Blondeau, Pakwâci Wâpisk, 2017

    This exhibition Unsettling seeks to unsettle its site––the Doris McCarthy Gallery, the campus of U of T Scarborough, and the suburb of Scarborough itself.

  2. May 17, 2017Fine Arts Graduate students participate in Plus Art FairPlus Art Fair logo

    PLUS Art Fair is the first art fair of its kind that showcases the work of Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) current candidates and alumni artists from across Canada. Their mission is to present the public, and those in the arts and culture profession, with the next generation of artists that will inhabit Canada’s galleries and who will guide generations to come.

  3. May 2, 2017Students assist with an exhibition at Guild Park in Scarborough(Un)settled poster for exhibit and Guild Park, Scarborough

    (Un)settled is a site-specific exhibition and residency that sets out to investigate and unsettle the history of the Guild Park and Gardens, formerly the Guild of all Arts, in Scarborough.

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  1. June 22, 2017Life drawing sessionLife drawing sessions spring 2017 poster
    • bring your own paper, drawing board and art materials (chairs and easels provided)
    • no late-comers, doors close at 6:30 pm
    • sessions are free, supervised and non-instructional
    • open to students and the public
    • models will be unclothed
    • for more information email

  2. June 29, 2017Life drawing sessionLife drawing sessions spring 2017 poster
    • bring your own paper, drawing board and art materials (chairs and easels provided)
    • no late-comers, doors close at 6:30 pm
    • sessions are free, supervised and non-instructional
    • open to students and the public
    • models will be unclothed
    • for more information email

  3. July 6, 2017Life drawing sessionLife drawing sessions spring 2017 poster
    • bring your own paper, drawing board and art materials (chairs and easels provided)
    • no late-comers, doors close at 6:30 pm
    • sessions are free, supervised and non-instructional
    • open to students and the public
    • models will be unclothed
    • for more information email

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