Studio art develops your creative potential in a wide range of visual media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and digital imaging as well as mixed media work such as installation and performance.

Quick facts
  • 3 or 4 year degree
  • Full or part-time program
  • You can enter this program directly from high school
  • You can begin this program off-campus

What you will learn

With an intensive studio experience you will develop your creative talents and become technically proficient in the visual mediums. Exploring technical, aesthetic, and theoretical concerns in a critical setting pertinent to the pursuit of art in our culture will prepare you for careers in the visual arts or arts-related fields.

A first-year schedule sample

This degree program is flexible and offers you the opportunity to take courses in many different subject areas. Here's what a typical first-year schedule might look like:

Course Description

Fall Term
ARTH 120a Art and Visual Culture I
ART 112a Drawing I Foundation
ART 151a Introductory Printmaking
ENG 111b Literature and Composition Reading Poetry
HIST 195c History Matters Indigenous Perspectives on Canadian History

Winter Term
ARTH 121a Art and Visual Culture II
ART 112a Drawing I Foundation (2-term course)
ART 141a Sculpture I Foundation
ART 136a Digital and Integrated Practice I Foundation
MATH 101d Quantitative Reasoning

a Required or eligible course for the major. (Click on the Course and Program Catalogue link to see all Studio areas.)
b One of the course options to complete the English Language Writing Requirement
c One of the course options to complete the Indigenous Learning Requirement
d One of the course options to complete the Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.

ART 241: Sculpture and Related Work II A
Continued identification of the concepts, materials and means of sculpture and related three-dimensional form. Methods of construction (casting, carving, building, assembling, etc.) and presentation, both traditional and experimental, will be encouraged. This includes a wide exploration of materials and combination of materials (such as wood, metal, cement, plaster, found objects, etc.).

ART 311: Painting and Related Work III
Continued identification of concepts and methods as they relate to the expression, structure, media and skills of pictorial art. Students may experiment with painting media and work from any subject matter. Students must acquaint themselves with the materials of their craft and its correct use in producing technically sound works of art. Emphasizes the student's artistic growth and development.

ART 339:  Digital and Integrated Practice III B
Continued exploration of interdisciplinary and digital approaches to contemporary art making including video, projection, installation, sound, digital animation, performance, relational aesthetics and other forms of extended media. Reading and discussion of related texts and audio/visual material, technical tutorials and critique will accompany production of artworks.

Study abroad
You can take advantage of our unique study abroad opportunities.

Our faculty offer distinguished research, dynamic art, experimental teaching methods and community involvement. 

Unique opportunities
We offer a Visiting Artist Program where nationally and internationally renowned artists and lecturers conduct artist talks, seminars, workshops and studio visits.


  • Professional artist
  • Museum/gallery curator or director
  • Computer animation and video game designer
  • Cartoonist
  • Art therapist
  • Art educator
  • Arts writer/critic
  • Art/cultural historian/theorist
  • Arts administrator
  • Commercial artist (graphic design, advertising and marketing)

Tuition estimates

Canadian students International students
Tuition $7,257 $30,480
Student fees $1,089 $1,089
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,846 $33,069

Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2023-2024 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.

Program options

These Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Studio Art degrees are offered by the University of Saskatchewan's College of Arts and Science:

You should consult with an academic advisor in the college when you begin your studies to decide if you want a four-year, three-year or honours degree.

Admission requirements and deadlines


Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
January 2024
Dec 1, 2023
Documents due: Dec 15, 2023
Sep 1, 2023
Documents due: Oct 1, 2023
May 2024
Apr 1, 2024
Documents due: May 1, 2024
Feb 1, 2024
Documents due: Mar 1, 2024
July 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
Mar 1, 2024
Documents due: Apr 1, 2024
September 2024
Aug 15, 2024
Documents due: Aug 15, 2024
May 1, 2024
Documents due: Jun 1, 2024
January 2025
Dec 1, 2024
Documents due: Dec 15, 2024
Sep 1, 2024
Documents due: Oct 1, 2024

Ready to apply?

A non-refundable application fee of $90 CAD is required before your application will be processed.

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