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 arts and sciences curriculum.

Fine Arts, PhotographyCultivate your creative ability in:

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

In addition to studio classes, you will undertake 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.

Degree options
The Department of Fine Arts offers a:

Not sure about the difference between a major, minor, and honours?

Bachelor of Fine Arts - credits Bachelor of Arts - credits

Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Home to both Fine Arts and drama studies, the new 50,000-square-foot centre includes contemporary art studios with facilities for painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and other media. A studio hall features reinforced floors, heightened ceilings, and controlled lighting. See photos of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts in our interactive campus map.

An engaging and supportive environment
Conservation Lab InternsMount Allison University and the Sackville community provide developing artists with a wealth of resources.

The Fine Arts department consists of a faculty of practicing professional artists. Our Visiting Artist Program brings to campus international artists, art critics, and curators, enhancing the student learning experience.

The Owens Art Gallery, with its collection of more than 3,200 works of art, is an important teaching resource to the department. The Art Conservation Lab is also a significant resource within the Owens Art Gallery, offering internship opportunities for students who wish to work with the gallery's fine art conservator.

Other student-run exhibition spaces on campus and in local galleries give students the opportunity to see a range of artwork.

Applying to Mount Allison's Fine Arts Program

When applying for the Fine Arts program, a separate application package must be submitted to the Fine Arts Department after you've applied for general admission BY FEB. 15.

This package includes an art information sheet, a brief written statement, a portfolio, and a list of works. For more information, see Fine Arts admissions.