What will I learn?

Develop your own path as a creative artist in one of Canada’s foremost environments for the study of contemporary visual art. As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a concentration or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibers and Material Practices, Intermedia (Performance, Video, and Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation. By joining a large Faculty of Fine Arts with strengths in every artistic field, you will learn a full range of technical and theoretical approaches to art making, putting you at the forefront of this exciting, rich and complex field of study.

Working in studios equipped with professional tools and equipment, you will discover a variety of processes and techniques. You will also develop the critical abilities to evaluate artistic work and create your own personal direction through the exchange of ideas on contemporary art with practicing artists. Choose from studio courses that reflect currents in today’s art world. Or, combine your studio practice with a degree in Art History, enabling you to balance art practice with academic studies.

Either way, you’ll leave our program as an informed and skilled artist, ready to contribute to the world and maybe even change it.


  • Major in Studio Art (60 credits)

By majoring in a Studio Arts program, you will engage in an arena of dialogue and debate that is furthered by critiques, visiting speakers, lectures and panel discussions.

With pedagogical approaches that integrate critical thinking into studio practices, Studio Arts offers an open interdisciplinary environment that positions you as an active participant in the creation of contemporary culture.

Graduates continue to distinguish themselves as leading contemporary artists, curators, critics, educators and citizens.

After your degree

You will graduate with the knowledge and discipline required for a creative and productive life. You’ll have creative problem-solving skills, know how to think critically about your work, and have the necessary leadership skills required for entrepreneurial endeavours. Your degree can lead to many paths such as:

  • Practicing artist
  • Gallery or Museum Curator / Docent
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Art Educator
  • Arts Administrator
  • Art Critic
  • Commercial Artist
  • Designer / Illustrator
  • Graduate Studies in Visual Art

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of three or four years)

Tuition fees
Tuition Fee: CAN $13,140 for 18 credits
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Faculty of Fine Arts

1515 Ste. Catherine Street. West.,


Quebec (QC),

H3G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based) score 577 or higher; MELAB min. score: 85, 3 on speaking test; CAEL min. score: 70; CAE min. score: A; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) min. score: C.

For international students

Cegep Profile: No specific profile required. However, following a profile in the arts may help applicants build a successful portfolio.

Additional requirements

Applicants must submit the following directly to the Department of Studio Arts:

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio information form
  • Letter of intent
  • Photocopy of your recent transcripts
  • Image list

Minimum Cut-off Averages: (Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool.)

  • Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC
  • Canadian High Schools: 65% or C+
  • External Transfers: C
  • International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points. Admission to competitive programs is based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.
  • Bacc. Francais: A minimum grade of 11/20 for students who have completed their Bacc. francais outside of Quebec. Admission is competitive and based on strong portfolio/auditions and, normally, above-average grades.

Admission to most programs is based on portfolio/audition evaluations as well as academic grades. Applicants selected for admission have normally achieved grades that exceed minimum requirements.

English language requirements: Direct Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 540 and 576. Conditional Admission: TOEFL (paper-based) score between 505 and 539; MELAB minimum score of 74, 2 on speaking tests; CAEL minimum score of 50; CAE minimum score of C; CPE (advanced qualification for proficient users only) minimum score of C.


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