Undergraduate students at the School of Art study in programs that differ dramatically from other University of Manitoba programs. Shared classroom and studio study, research, one-on-one dialogue, and group critiques develop a sense of individuality within a community. Fourth-year studio honours and diploma workshop students occupy special spaces for independent work, each guided by instruction and evaluations from a faculty committee.
Field trips to galleries and museums to Minneapolis and Chicago are part of the curriculum. There are numerous liaisons and co-operative ventures with other professional and academic units. Workshops, contact with granting agencies, and visits to cultural organizations, galleries, businesses, and artists' studios may be arranged. Faculty and distinguished guest speakers give extra slide lectures, seminars, demonstrations and critiques.
For more information about the individual areas of concentration offered at the School of Art, visit the Areas of Concentration web page.
U1 TO SCHOOL OF ART
Students who wish to acquire a BFA in Art History must enter through University 1, but University 1 students who wish to explore the possibility of a BFA degree in studio art may enroll in first year fine arts courses. University 1 students may choose up to 30 credit hours of fine arts courses, including art history, studio courses and electives. To transit into the School of Art, all prospective students must apply for admission with a portfolio of artwork. Students may use works created in first year fine arts studios in their portfolio.
Formal entry into the School of Art enables students to enroll in second year courses.
Look for information about portfolios and submission deadlines.
More information about University 1 courses is available from the U1 Start Book.