Welcome from the Chair

Sarah Parsons
Sarah Parsons, Chair

Dear Current Students and Future Students,

Our program integrates practical, historical and theoretical approaches toward understanding, creation and innovation in visual arts. We prepare critically informed artists, scholars and teachers who make new and significant contributions in Canada and internationally.

In our program, you will have the opportunity to explore art-making in all its facets across a wide range of traditional and contemporary media. Together with other talented students, you will work with faculty who are professional artists and leading scholars. You will develop your own professional practice in cutting-edge studio facilities for sculpture, print media, painting, drawing, photography, time-based and interdisciplinary art. Within our program, you will also have the opportunity to take courses in art history, museum and curatorial practice, and contemporary art. And you will have access to a wide variety of courses and resources across the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design and York University.

If you’d like to learn and see more, contact us at vaah@yorku.ca. I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon.

Sarah Parsons
Chair, Department of Visual Art & Art History