Become a well-rounded art professional, able to lead in the creation, exhibition, critical understanding and communication of visual culture in diverse environments. Bridging art creation, art history and curatorial practice, AMPD provides a unique interdisciplinary approach and the most acclaimed facilities in Canada.
VISUAL ART – STUDIO (BFA Honours)
Through intensive studio training supported by studies in the history and theory of art, students receive a thorough grounding in the production of art works and comparative cultural analysis across a wide range of traditional and contemporary media. In the initial foundation year, students take courses in all artistic media – painting, sculpture, print media, drawing, photography and interdisciplinary art – and then choose to specialize in one or more areas. At all levels, students are mentored by faculty members who are highly regarded artists with an active professional practice.
ART HISTORY (BA Honours)
The Art History program emphasizes the relationships between visual art and its social contexts, including global cultural exchange. The curriculum focuses on Canadian art, Asian art, Indigenous art of the Americas, western art and architecture, art criticism, and curatorial studies. Students have hands-on access to original works of art to explore practical applications of museum and gallery studies.
INTERMEDIA (BFA Specialized Honours)
The increasing proliferation of digital technologies is rapidly creating new opportunities for artists to think about, design and fabricate art. Delivered collaboratively by the Visual Art and Art History and the Department of Computational Arts, Intermedia offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum and provides access to cutting-edge hardware and software. Students develop a range of skills that combine coding with intensive installation and networked intervention, as well as with painting, drawing, sculpture and print media in all their expanded digital formats.