Courses for your Fine Arts degree

First-year courses

September to December

Visual Culture major

  • VCULT 100 – World Cinema and Visual Culture
  • Arts First requirement 1*
  • Three additional courses

Studio Practice major

  • FINE 100 – Studio Fundamentals 
  • Arts First requirement 1*
  • Three additional courses

January to April

Visual Culture major

  • VCULT 101 – Art History and Visual Culture
  • Arts First requirement 2*
  • Three additional courses

Studio Practice major

  • FINE 101 – Art History and Visual Culture
  • Arts First requirement 2*
  • Three additional courses
 

 *The Arts First requirement consists of two first-year courses that are capped at 25 students: ARTS 130 - Inquiry and Communication and ARTS 140 – Information and Analysis. Instead of listening to a lecture and trying to capture notes, Arts First courses will have you and your classmates working together to respond to a challenge posed by the instructor.

After first year

40% of the classes you’ll take will be Fine Arts courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

Sample upper-year courses

FINE 209 – Modern Art: 1940-1970
FINE 220 – Oil Painting
FINE 315 – Advanced Topics in Expanded Media
FINE 383 – Computational Digital Art Studio

 

Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, contact Jackie Jones our Faculty of Arts recruitment coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select minors and specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.


Next steps