UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBROOKE

Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines
2500, boul. de l’Université, local A3-201
Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1
1 800 267-UdeS, poste 67266
www.USherbrooke.ca/dlc/artsvisuels(lien externe)
Personnes-ressources : Josianne Bolduc (certificat),
Nicole Benoit (diplôme)
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DIRECT ACCESS TO THE WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Sherbrooke’s programs in the visual arts offer a learning environment that is as much welcoming as it is stimulating. Each of its programs can be taken over the course of one year and offer highly individualized instruction delivered by well-credentialed artists.
The undergraduate certificate in visual arts provides an entry into the world of contemporary art through an initiation to a variety of artistic disciplines and media. The program’s two project courses offer the opportunity of being guided through a creative project that favors the development of personal practice.
The graduate diploma in contemporary art caters to artists looking to deepen and broaden their knowledge of the technical, aesthetic, critical and professional aspects related to the practice of
contemporary art. Under mentorship, participants in the program see a creative project through from conception to completion. The program offers full access to the installations and activities of
our partner, the Centre en art actuel Sporobole.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
1455, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest, EV 2.705
Montréal, Québec H3G 1M8
514 848-2424, poste 4600
www.concordia.ca/finearts(lien externe)
REBECCA DUCLOS, DEAN, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY’S
FACULTY OF FINE ARTS
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Rebecca Duclos joined Concordia as dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts for a five-year mandate in August 2015. Duclos was dean of Graduate Studies at the renowned School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she also had an appointment as professor of Visual and Critical Studies. Earlier in her career, Duclos served as professor, research fellow, visiting faculty member and part-time faculty at a number of institutions, including Concordia.
She holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Manchester, and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She has held appointments at the Textile Museum of Canada and The Manchester Museum, among other cultural organizations, and, since 2004, has worked as an independent curator on projects such as the Magnify at the ICA at Maine College of Art and Voir / Noir at the Musée d’art de Joliette. Duclos’ on-going project, The Compulsive Browse, focuses on the many para-academic research methods employed by artists, designers, and curators in the preparation of their diverse works.

UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À CHICOUTIMI
Module des arts
555, boulevard de l’Université
Chicoutimi, Québec G7H 2B1
418 545-5011
www.uqac.ca/modarts(lien externe)
Personnes-ressources
Module des arts : Mathieu Valade
Maîtrise en art : Marcel Marois
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The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi is distinguished in offering programmes in art that focus on current artistic practices through an interdisciplinary approach. The baccalauréat interdisciplinaire en arts programme offers a formula that is unique in Quebec, with five concentrations: digital arts, visual arts, film and video, and mediation and cultural transmission in the arts and theatre. The Module des arts, which groups together all undergraduate programmes, also has a bachelor’s programme in teaching art and several certificate programmes. The master’s
programme in arts focuses on creation as well as the teaching and transmission of art.

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
School of Fine Art and Music
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, ON
N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 ext. 53988
www.uoguelph.ca(lien externe)
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Celebrating 40 years, the School of Fine Art and Music at Guelph University brings in visiting artists to balance studio training.
HOW THEY DO IT?
Recently, Robert Luzar, PhD from Central Saint Martins, UK, explored mark-making and visual technologies.
The third largest studio program in Ontario, the School complements studio work with critical teachings. Faculty members are practicing artists and represented by art galleries, which gives their teachings a realistic approach as well as bringing innovative ideas to their classrooms.
WELL DONE!
That the level of the arts education is excellent is proven by prestigious prizes awarded to U.Guelph fine art students. Alison Postma just won the AIMA/AGO Photography Prize, which awarded her $7,000 towards her tuition. Fellow-students Elana Shvalbe and Alexa Gargoum each won $500.

NSCAD UNIVERSITY
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
5163 Duke Street
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3J 3J6
902-444-9600
www.nscad.ca(lien externe)
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This prestigious institution has historical roots, with the tutor of the King of Siam, Anna Leonowens, founding the Victoria School of Art and Design in 1890, and with Andy Warhol receiving an Honourary Degree in 1972. Today, the university brings in internationally renowned speakers whose experience and talent infuse students with new notions.
HOW THEY DO IT?
The Public Lecture Series included Spencer Finch, who showed at the 2009 Venice Biennale and MASS MoCA; Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation in LA; and Krzysztof Wodiczko, Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
WELL DONE!
Significantly, 2015 Governor General’s Award winners included 3 NASCAD alumni: Micah Lexier (MFA 1984), Paul McCLure (BFA 1989) and Sandra Meigs (BFA 1975). Alumni include singer

Sarah McLachlan, Tim Zuck (in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada), Micah Lexier (curator and artist), and Peter Diamond (award-winning illustrator).

YORK UNIVERSITY
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 1P3
416-736-2100
http://vaah.ampd.yorku.ca(lien externe)
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While at school, students at York also have the instructive opportunity to actually learn from seeing original contemporary Canadian art up close and personal, in the new study centre and at the Art

Gallery of York University.
HOW THEY DO IT?
Along with traditional undergrad programs, the university offers Cinema and Media Arts and Digital Media.
WELL DONE!
John Lowndes, an emerging photo media artist and graduate of the Visual and Art History program (BFA 2014), was chosen for the apprenticeship awarded through the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and York Region Arts Council’s 2015 Art Mentorship Project. Earlier in the year, Lowndes had a solo exhibit of his Remnants series as part of the Scotia Bank Contact Photography

Festival. York U alumni include Georgiana Uhlyarik, associate curator of Canadian art, Art Gallery of Ontario.

SYN STUDIO – CONCEPT ART DIPLOMA PROGRAM
460 Sainte-Catherine W
Montréal, Québec
H3B 1A7
514-998-7625
www.synstudio.ca(lien externe)
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One of the most exciting new institutions on the art school horizon, this private institution is totally today. Founded in 2007, the art school specializes in concept art, initial design sketches characters, creatures, objects, etc.), the blueprints, required to produce the visuals for fantasy television series or sci-fi video game.
HOW THEY DO IT?
Many of Syn`s past students are working as concept artists for companies such as Ubisoft, Gameloft, Behaviour Interactive, Ludia, Triotech and BioWare. Teachers include Donglu Yu and Remko Troost (Assassin`s Creed series), Daniel Kvasznicza and Meinert Hansen (Batman: Arkham Origins) and Christian Robert de Massy (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
1399 Johnson Street
Vancouver, BC
V6H 3R9
604-844-3800
www.ecuad.ca(lien externe)
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Four year undergrad program offers three Faculties: Culture and Community Critical Studies (the theory and history of art, media, and design); Design and Dynamic Media (interdisciplinary design studies in sustainability, health care, regional, and recreational products, systems and information design, typography, visual communications and storytelling, commercial, experimental and 3D animation, film and video, interactive and integrated design); and Visual Art and Material Practice (three majors offered – Illustration, Photography and Visual Arts). Application is possible on line (applybc.ca). Perspective applicants must submit a portfolio. Aboriginal courses are also offered and can be accessed online.
HOW THEY DO IT?
Lectures by visiting artists such as Gareth Moore, who has had solo exhibitions in Berlin, Rotterdam, Jerusalem and San Francisco, to name but a few global locations. Contemporary photography practices are presented during the month-long Meridian Frame talks.
WELL DONE!
Two of the most famous grads are Brian Jungen (whose work sells out internationally) and Douglas Coupland (Officer of the Order of Canada and author), as well as renowned artists Terence Koh and Attila Richard Lukacs, and fashion designer Simon Chang.

SHERIDAN COLLEGE
Trafalgar Road Campus (Art)
1430 Trafalgar Rd
Oakville, ON
L6H 2L1
905-845 9430
www.artandarthistory.ca(lien externe)
U of T Mississauga Campus (Art History)
3359 Mississauga Rd
Mississauga, ON
L5L 1C6
905-569-4455
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The country’s largest art school, Sheridan offers a unique double degree with a four-year Art and Art History program. Students have studio work (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and
installation) at Sheridan with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto Mississauga, while attending both institutions. The dual approach gives
graduates insight into whole cultures. Its Faculty of Animation was named No.1 among the Top 100 Animation Schools by Animation Career Review.
HOW THEY DO IT?
The Faculty of Animation Arts and Design offers a wide range relevant to today’s student need: Animation and Game Design; Design, Illustration and Photography; Film, TV and Journalism;

Material Art and Design and Visual and Performing Arts.
Trafalgar Campus at Trafalgar College, Oakville, Ontario
Nola Accili
Dark Facade: Maison
India & acrylic ink
25.4 x 35.5 inches
WELL DONE!
For the 2015 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, three animation graduates were nominated: Dean DeBlois, Graham Annable and Chris Williams, who won for Big Hero Six. Another successful animation grad is Jon Klassen, author and illustrator who has sold more than one million copies of his books. In 2013, he became the first Canadian to win the American Library Association’s prestigious Caldecott Medal for This is Not My Hat. A stage adaptation of Klassen’s book I Want My Hat Back will debut at London’s National Theatre on November 12, 2015.

UNIVERSITÉ D’OTTAWA
Faculté des arts
Département d’arts visuels
100, Laurier Est
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
http://arts.uottawa.ca/artsvisuels/(lien externe)
http://ottawamfa.com(lien externe)
Personne ressource : Lorraine Gilbert
613 562-5868
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The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa has received a major donation from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts in support of the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA). In spring 2015,
thanks to a Stonecroft scholarship, Graduate student Justine Skahan spent a month in Italy taking in the very best of art. Justine worked at the Canada Pavilion of the Venice Biennale international
art exhibition, met with BGL, and was a guide during the preview week reserved for artists, curators, donors and the delegations of the 89 countries represented at the Biennale last year. She also took an art course in Venice given by the University of Ottawa.

This intensive Italian experience has had a major impact on the 30-year-old artist. “All these classical and contemporary works prompted me to reassess my potential as a visual artist and to realize that artistic creation is truly limitless.”