The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts is focused on the research, creation, histories, and practices of the visual arts.  Study in the School of Fine Arts is led by practicing artists and art historians in courses designed and coordinated to establish a strong foundation in all facets of the visual arts.

Our curriculum provides a rigorous, student-centred learning environment that balances intellectual and applied approaches, engaging students in the critical and reflective exploration of contemporary society, communities, and cultures.

Research and creation in the visual arts is integral to the development and expression of cultural identities that can both reflect and challenge the values and norms of our pluralistic society.  In a rapidly changing environment, the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts prepares students for these challenges with the skills and abilities that will enable them to find a place in the diverse cultures and values of Canada and the world.

 

Degree Programs 

Fine Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree is a specifically designed studio art degree with a built-in Art History minor.  The majority of the required 120 credits must be from Fine Arts and Art History courses, with two student-selected electives per year.  This degree program is for students who wish to study primarily art studio courses.  More detailed information about Fine Arts degrees and courses can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Bachelor of Arts Major in Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Fine Arts degree is earned with 60 credits from Fine Arts art studio and Art History courses.  The other 60 credits can be from any other university program (such as Psychology, History, English, for example).  This degree program is recommended for students who wish to major in Fine Arts, but who also wish to study other university disciplines.  More detailed information about Fine Arts degrees and courses can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Bachelor of Arts Minor in Fine Arts

The Bachelor of Arts Minor in Fine Arts degree program is designed for students who wish to pursue a few Fine Arts studio courses while majoring in another university program.  A Fine Arts Minor can also be earned with another degree (e.g. Science or Commerce), but students should consult with the Fine Arts Program Advisor in order to properly plan the minor requirements.  More detailed information about Fine Arts degrees and courses can be found in the Academic Calendar.

Art History

Bachelor of Arts Major in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts Major in Art History degree is 60 credits earned from Art History courses as well as complementary courses in Arts and Letters and Humanities, chosen in consultation with the Art History Program Advisor.  For a detailed description of the Art History Degree program can be found here.

Bachelor of Arts Minor in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts Minor in Art History is 24 credits earned from Art History courses.  For a more detailed description of the Art History Degree Program, please click here.

Museum and Curatorial Studies Minor

The Museum and Curatorial Studies Minor is 24 credits earned from specific Art History courses, and students wishing to earn this minor should consult with the Art History Program Advisor.  For a detailed description about the Museum and Curatorial Studies Minor, please click here.

Visit Us

If you are interested in visiting the School, touring our facilities, and meeting with a faculty member to learn more about the Fine Arts degree programs and the portfolio submission process, please contact us at 506-364-2490 or finearts@mta.ca.  Virtual appointments are also available.  You can also book a visit with us through MTA Campus Visit.

Interested in Applying to Fine Arts?

There are three steps required to apply to the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts:

  1. Apply for admission to Mount Allison University.
  2. Complete our online Fine Arts Applicant Questionnaire.
  3. For all degree programs (BFA, BA Major and Minor in Fine Arts), submit a portfolio by the February 15 deadline. Submit portfolios by  WeTransfer, Google Drive, or Dropbox, with links sent to finearts@mta.ca.  

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