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.
- June 15, 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.
- May 17, 2017
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.
- May 2, 2017
(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.
- June 29, 2017
- July 6, 2017
- July 13, 2017