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Fine Arts (BA/BFA)


Student-Faculty Interaction
Students benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one instruction from dynamic and knowledgeable faculty
Visual Arts
Students in our program choose from a diverse range of courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design and colour, art history, theory and more. Click here to see a video of their creations
Come and be Inspired
We are located on the beautiful Laurentian Escarpment, surrounded by trails, ponds and lakes
Student Exhibitions
Visual Arts students have the opportunity to exhibit their work in various professional settings. These exhibitions include an Annual Juried Show, open to students in all years of study, as well as a BFA Graduate Exhibition
Beyond the Studio
Visual Arts students have many opportunities to expand their hands-on learning in the studio through guest artist workshops, artist talks and off-campus trips to galleries

The Fine Arts program will prepare you to become an artist, work in the field of fine arts, and become a community leader in the promotion of visual arts and culture. Through the problem-solving involved in preparing studio projects, the management skills involved in the preparation of a graduate show, and the analysis of contemporary culture that is developed through research, this program offers the essential mix between studio and academic training that provides the tools and the certification to pursue a career in fine arts. You will study in a collaborative studio environment within the natural setting of North Bay and will learn from professors who are practicing artists as well as educators.

At Nipissing, we aim to provide comprehensive and in-depth studio experiences that will challenge, inspire, and prepare you for a future in the arts.

In our studio courses, you will receive strong technical instruction combined with opportunities for creative exploration and experimentation. We have a diverse faculty with exceptional expertise in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. In these areas you will learn both traditional and contemporary methods, along with concepts and theories related to each area of study.

Our art history and theory courses will provide you with a well-rounded, critical knowledge base that will help to provide context and greater understanding of art and its many forms. These courses also provide meaningful opportunities for research and inquiry connected to your own interests and developing art practice.​

New Changes

Prerequisites have been removed from the following three studio courses to enable first year Fine Arts students to register for one of them in addition to the required FAVA 1026 Art Fundamentals I. Elective students are also welcome to register for these courses.

Please see Program Requirements for full degree requirements.​​​

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