Students in an art class seated in a circle and drawing drapery.

Students in a first year drawing class.

The Fine Arts Department offers several Undergraduate Academic Plans. Students can choose a Four-year Honours major, a Three-year General major or a minor in either Studio practice (the making of art) or Visual Culture (the study of art history, film and the way we see the world).  There is also the option of an Honours Double Major in Studio Art and Visual Culture, or an Honours Double Major with another department. This can also be in combination with the Arts and Business Co-op & Regular or Honours Arts Co-op.

Please note, that all honours programs require a minimum of 20.0 units, and general programs require a minimum of 15.0 units. The Department of Fine Arts reminds students that advising is a partnership between the advisor and the student. Ultimately students should read the Calendar very carefully and are responsible for appropriate progress toward their educational goals.

If you have any questions about our program, please contact:

  • Brett Roberts (519-888-4567 x40372), Administrative Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies 

Information about Fine Arts degrees can be found in the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar and the courses offered by Fine Arts can be found listed under FINE and VCULT.  For information about which courses are offered in each term, see the schedule of undergraduate classes.

Fine Arts also offers students the opportunity for hands-on experience through workshops, community art programs and experiential learning.  Visiting artist talks are scheduled throughout the year, and there are two galleries located within the Fine Arts building.

Students can also study abroad, either for a term through the international exchange program, or for a week with the study abroad courses (FINE 293 or 393).  The department also offers short trips to special events and galleries in places such as Toronto, Buffalo, New York and Chicago.

Society of Fine Arts (SOFA)

SOFA is the departmental student organisation. SOFA encourages each student to become involved. Elections to SOFA are held each year in March.  Watch for announcements of their meetings.