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. May 31, 2019Catalogue available for Unsettling, an exhibition curated by Bojana Videkanic
    Unsettling catalogue cover image

    Fine Arts faculty member Bojana Videkanic curated the exhibition Unsettling  at the Doris McCarthy Gallery (University of Toronto) in 2017. The catalogue of the exhibition in now available

  2. May 21, 2019Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery curatorial internship
    Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery logo

    The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is offering a paid internship for a student in curatorial practice.

    This internship is part of the Summer Experience Program supported by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

  3. May 1, 2019Meg Harder (BA 2013) exhibits at the Grebel Gallery.
    Meg Harder exhibition titled New Fraktur

    Fine Arts Alumna Meg Harder's exhibition, New Fraktur, can be seen at the Grebel Gallery May 6 to October 25, 2019. 

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