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 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.
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  2. Apr. 30, 2018Denise St Marie and Timothy Walker (MFA 2017) present at University of Cincinnati ConferenceUniversity of Cincinnati Conference Empathic Landscapes
    St Marie φ Walker presented their past and ongoing research into the fields of social economy and perception of value at the University of Cincinnati Conference Empathic Landscapes: Walking With/In Difference.
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  3. Mar. 14, 2018Yours Truly - Fine Arts 4th year undergraduate exhibitionPoster for Yours TrulyThe Fine Arts Department and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present the 44th Senior Undergr

    The Fine Arts Department and the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG) present the 44th Senior Undergraduate Exhibition titled Yours Truly. The exhibition's opening reception is March 15 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

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