Students work on painting projects at easels in a painting studio.

Programs of study


Why Winnipeg

Winnipeg is internationally recognized as an artistic centre; its supportive arts community fosters a wide range of cultural production and scholarship, and sustains a vibrant creative  and intellectual ecosystem. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Plug In ICA, Urban Shaman, Border Crossings, and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights are among its many artistic and cultural institutions. These are complemented by innovative events and festivals such as Nuit Blanche, the Warming Huts architectural competition, and the longest river-skating trail in the world. 


Undergraduate programs

The School of Art offers three and four year Bachelor of Fine Art studio and Art History options, as well as a four year Diploma in Art.

Graduate programs

Career options and skills you'll leave with

There is a rising demand for professionals in the creative industries, and our graduates have the expertise to fulfill these needs. Here is a sampling of opportunities that await School of Art graduates. Some may require additional education or work experience.

    • Animator
    • Archivist
    • Art Conservator
    • Art Director
    • Art Educator
    • Art Restorer
    • Art Therapist
    • Artist
    • Art Historian/Critic
    • Arts Administrator
    • Conservation Scientist
    • Conservation Technician
    • Curatorial Assistant
    • Curator
    • Exhibition Designer
    • Gallery Assistant
    • Graphic Designer
    • Fashion Designer
    • Filmmaker
    • Film and Theatre Set Designer
    • Illustrator
    • Installer
    • Librarian
    • Marketing and Communication Specialist
    • Medical Illustrator/Model maker
    • Museum Director
    • New Media Specialist
    • Photographer
    • Printmaker
    • Scenic Artist
    • Social Media Strategist
    • Tattoo Artist
    • Teacher
    • Technical Illustrator
    • University Professor
    • Video Game Animator
    • Videographer
    • Website Designer

Contact us

School of Art
Room 313 ARTlab Building
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2

Toll free: 1-800-432-1960