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Studio Art

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

Explore the study and practice of visual art. Develop your creative talents through printmaking, drawing, painting, digital imaging, sculpture, photography, performance and extended media. Experience an environment that fosters creativity and individual diversity. Get a genuine taste of what a professional artist is and does.

Program Options

Bachelor of Arts

  • B.A. Four-year - Studio Art
  • B.A. Three-year - Studio Art
  • Double Honours in Studio Art & Art History
  • Double Honours in Studio Art and Another Subject
  • Minor

Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • B.F.A. Honours

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What is Studio Art?

Studio art develops the student's creative potential in a wide range of visual media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and digital imaging. The program aims to educate students in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the visual language and to provide a thorough background for those who will pursue research and careers in the visual arts or arts-related fields.

Our department has developed programs that respond to the needs of a diverse student body interested in a wide range of employment opportunities. The Gordon Snelgrove Gallery is the department's teaching facility and public gallery, providing a professional venue for students, faculty, artists and curators. Our helpful and accomplished faculty have a sincere interest in helping students develop skills and preparing them for rewarding careers in both historical and contemporary art. 

Studio Art: Is it for you?

  • The University of Saskatchewan was the first university in Western Canada with a Fine Arts degree program.
  • The Department of Art & Art History offers an active Visiting Artist Program where nationally and internationally renowned artists and lecturers conduct artist talks, seminars, workshops and studio visits.
  • Faculty and staff offer distinguished research, dynamic art, experimental teaching methods and community involvement.
  • Students in the program have the opportunity to work in a studio environment as well as study and research a variety of subjects ranging from traditional works to contemporary video and performance art.

Sample Classes

  • 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 423: Special Studies Printmaking I
    Emphasizes the student's independent growth and development as it relates to printmaking.

Career Opportunities

  • 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)

Skill Sets Gained

  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Communication skills: written and oral
  • Creativity
  • Critical and Analytical skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Organizational/Planning skills
  • Personal Management and Motivational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research skills and methods
  • Technical skills

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