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.
- Jan. 22, 2018
Fine Arts Alumnus Rob Nicholls (MFA 2012) has his first solo show at Angell Gallery in Toronto. The show, Backwoods Song, runs from Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 with an opening reception on Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
- Jan. 15, 2018
- Jan. 12, 2018
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.