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.
- 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:
|ART 110.3||Art Today Ideas and Practices|
|ART 112||Drawing I Foundation|
|DRAM 110*||Technical Theatre I Scenic Construction|
|ENG 111*||Literature and Composition Reading Poetry|
|WGST 112*||Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies|
|ARTH 121||Art and Visual Culture II|
|CMPT 120*||Digital Document Processing|
|ART 141*||Sculpture I Foundation|
|ART 136*||Digital and Integrated Practice I Foundation|
|CLAS 110*||Greek Civilization|
* 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 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.
You can take advantage of our unique study abroad opportunities.
Our faculty offer distinguished research, dynamic art, experimental teaching methods and community involvement.
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
- Art therapist
- Art educator
- Arts writer/critic
- Art/cultural historian/theorist
- Arts administrator
- Commercial artist (graphic design, advertising and marketing)
|Canadian students||International students|
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 (2021-2022 Canadian dollar rates).
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.
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 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
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