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. Jan. 15, 2018Opening of INTERACTION exhibit at THEMUSEUMInvitation to INTERACTION

    INTERACTION, the new exhibition curated by Fine Arts Professor Jane Tingley and Alain Thibault, opens Thursday January 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at THEMUSEUM.

  2. Jan. 12, 2018Fine Arts graduate student Jordyn Stewart is profiled on the Faculty of Arts pageSkating performance by Jordyn Stewart

    Current Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Jordyn Stewart is featured in a profile on the Faculty of Arts page.  Jordyn discusses her work, her reasons for pursing a graduate degree, and the unique characteristics of the Waterloo program.

  3. Jan. 2, 2018Books as muse exhibit at the Dana Porter LibraryLapin print

    Special Collections & Archives launches the new Fine Arts exhibit: Books as muse. 

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  1. Jan. 24, 2018Visiting artist workshop - vinylPoster for vinyl workshop.

    MFA graduates Denise St. Marie and Timothy Walker will teach a vinyl cutting workshop.  NOTE: All practice materials (vinyl) and surfaces (hard plastic + textile) will be provided.

  2. Jan. 25, 2018Life drawing sessionPoster for winter 2018 life drawing sessions

  3. Feb. 1, 2018Life drawing sessionPoster for winter 2018 life drawing sessions

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