Fine Arts students benefit from studio courses in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and more.


The study of Fine Arts helps you develop your artistic and creative abilities, and your ability to think critically, write, and speak about works of art.

Program overview

Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Fine Arts at Mount Allison offers a unique approach for students looking to obtain professional training – combining studio work and instruction with the freedom of an immersive liberal and science curriculum.

The program gives you the opportunity to develop your creative and critical ability through studio courses in:  

  • drawing
  • painting
  • photography (analog and digital)
  • printmaking (lithography, silkscreen, intaglio, relief, and letterpress)
  • sculpture and installation
  • open media

In addition to your studio classes, you will take courses and seminars that foster an understanding of art history and visual culture.

The first year studio courses give you a broad knowledge and skill base. Second and third years courses build on this foundation and focus on selected studio areas. In your final year, you create a body of work through independent study.

Some first-year Fine Arts credits are open to students from other degree programs, depending on available space, and with written permission of the department.

Find out more about how to study Fine Arts at Mount Allison:

Find a complete list of Fine Arts courses in the academic calendar – Fine Arts  

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NEW! Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts

Pierre Lasonde School of Fine Arts


On Feb. 25, we celebrated a landmark announcement for Mount Allison's Fine Arts program with a $5-million gift from Canada's most notable patrons of the arts — Toronto entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist Pierre Lassonde.

In recognition of this new investment and commitment to arts education — the University has announced the naming of the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison.

This gift will launch a number of new projects and programs within the School, designed to enrich the student-artist experience at Mount Allison. This includes new entrance and upper year scholarships; internship opportunities; and a dynamic artist-in-residence program, giving students direct access to notable Canadian and international artists as part of their studies.

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