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. June 7, 2018St Marie φ Walker are the 2018 City of Waterloo Artist in ResidenceProse in the park - St Marie φ Walker artist in residence

    Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker (MFA 2017) of St Marie φ Walker have been selected as the 2018 City of Waterloo Artist in Residence. This year's residency will take place in Waterloo Park to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the park.

  2. June 7, 2018Jane Tingley exhibits anyWare - an Internet of Things distributed sculptureanyWare poster

    Jane Tingley, Cindy Poremba and Marius Kintel have created anyWare, an Internet of Things distributed sculpture.

  3. May 16, 2018Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker (MFA 2017) receive Governor General’s Gold MedalDenise St Marie and Timothy Walker
    Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker have been selected to receive the 2018 Governor General’s Gold Medal for Highest Standing in a Master’s program at the University of Waterloo.
    Medals are presented on behalf of the G
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