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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts program is based on academic achievement. The minimum requirement is completion of Studio Art I. Students in the BFA specialize in the study of studio art, but they are also required to take a number of art history courses throughout their degree and may use electives to take courses in a variety of complementary disciplines or to complete a Minor.

 

Careers or Options Beyond This Program

  • Professional artist / designer
  • Conservator
  • Curator
  • Teacher
  • Gallery director
  • Stage / costume designer
  • Art council administrator

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While co-op and internships aren’t currently available for the Studio Art program, there are a variety of experiential education opportunities.

Experiential Education

Courses such as ART 4PR3 Professional Residency, ART 3FW3 – Field Work: On-Site Explorations and ART 3CE3 – Community Exhibitions allow students to get invaluable hands-on experience outside the traditional studio/classroom environment.

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:30 a.m.
ART 1OS3

Observational Studies (Studio)

ART 1DM3

Material Investigations and Concepts (Studio)

9:30 a.m.
ITALIAN 1Z06

Beginner’s Italian (Seminar)

ITALIAN 1Z06

Beginner’s Italian (Seminar)

10:30 a.m.
MMEDIA 1A03

Multimedia and Digital Society (Lecture)

11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
ARTHIST 1A03

World Art and Cultural Heritage (Lecture)

HUMAN 1AA0

Success in Humanities (Lecture)

ARTHIST 1A03

World Art and Cultural Heritage (Lecture)

1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
MMEDIA 1A03

Multimedia and Digital Society (Lecture)

ARTHIST 1A03

World Art and Cultural Heritage (Tutorial)

ITALIAN 1Z06

Beginner’s Italian (Seminar)

3:30 p.m.
MMEDIA 1A03

Multimedia and Digital Society (Tutorial)

4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

A recent $3 million gift from Dr. Robert Fitzhenry in honour of his late wife Andrée, has allowed the art studios at McMaster to receive a complete renovation.

Brand new in 2015, the beautifully modernized and expanded Fitzhenry Studios provide art students with an even better environment for study, collaboration and creation! Our students also benefit from:

  • print studio focusing on sustainable practice
  • bronze and aluminum casting foundry
  • wood and metal shops
  • ceramics studio
  • painting and drawing studios
  • fibre arts centre
  • professional gallery setting for student critiques
  • student and community gallery for public exhibitions

Profiles & Alumni


Briana Palmer – Underwater Drawing
Studio Art Exhibit: Print Pulse 20