Algoma University

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Visual Arts

Algoma University

Field of Study:Visual and Performing Arts, General
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,807
International: $20,438
Careers:Musicians and Singers


The Department of Fine Arts is one of the smallest departments at Algoma U. Our relatively small size provides the ideal learning environment for our budding artists, who will undergo a process of dramatic personal growth throughout the course of their four years. Students will graduate from our four-year program with a greater sense of achievement and pride in their work.

Our program is ideal for artists who have a passion for contemporary studio practices in painting, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media. Core studio courses are supported by academic studies in art history and theory. Courses also explore site specific sculpture, installation and land art, digital social media, bookbinding, and aboriginal art. In the first two years of studies, students will receive the benefit of structured, intense, project-based studio courses that develop basic visual vocabulary, observational drawing skills, and an overview of art history. Upper year courses involve increasingly varied approaches that allow for more independent and personal development.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
In addition to ENG4U, applicants must submit a portfolio.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 30, 2022