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. Oct. 1, 2019Bojana Videkanic gives a masterclass at BEAST International Film Festival
    BEAST international film festival

    Bojana Videkanic has been invited to present a masterclass at BEAST International Film Festival in Porto, Portugal. The class is related to her upcoming book on nonaligned modernism as it arose from the politics of the emerging Non-Aligned Movement.

  2. Sep. 26, 2019Pop up exhibition featuring student work
    Poster for

    All These Things I’ve Kept Safe is a pop up exhibition working with DTK Project 220 at 220 King Steet West, Kitchener that features the work of several University of Waterl

  3. Sep. 24, 2019Logan MacDonald is part of the 2019 Sobey Art Award Residencies Program
    Sobeys art award 2019

    Congratulations to Fine Arts Faculty member Logan MacDonald who has been invited to participate in the 2019 Sobey Art Award Residencies Program. Logan MacDonald will take part in a six-month residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin.

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