About

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:

CourseDescription

Fall Term
ARTH 120 Art and Visual Culture I
Art 112* Drawing I Foundation
DRAM 104* Introduction to Theatre
ENG 110* Literature and Composition
WGST 112* Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies

Winter Term
ARTH 121 Art and Visual Culture II
DRAM 113* Technical Theatre II Stage Properties
Art 141* Sculpture I Foundation
HIST 115* History Matters Ideas and Culture
ENG 110* Literature and Composition

* These are elective courses. You will be able to choose from a variety of electives based on your interests.

The Course and Program Catalogue has the full 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
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 339Extended Media III B
Continued exploration of collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary artmaking. Projects will include alternative practices such as video, performance, installation, projection, bookworks, digital media, etc. Reading and discussion of related texts will accompany production of artworks.

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

Faculty
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.

Careers

  • 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 (advertising and marketing)

Tuition estimates

Canadian studentsInternational students
Tuition $6,103 $15,867
Fees $835 $835
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total $8,438 $18,202

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).
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 $1,000-$2,000 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:

  • Bachelor of Arts Four-year
  • Bachelor of Arts Three-year
  • Bachelor of Arts or Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts Double Honours 
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours

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

Deadlines

Start term Application DeadlineInternational Deadline
Winter
January 2018
Dec 1, 2017
Documents due: Dec 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017
Documents due: Oct 1, 2017
Spring
May 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018
Feb 1, 2018
Documents due: Mar 1, 2018
Summer
July 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Mar 1, 2018
Documents due: Apr 1, 2018
Fall
September 2018
May 1, 2018
Documents due: Jun 1, 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Documents due: May 1, 2018

Ready to apply?

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

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