Welcome Prospective Student! | College of Arts

Welcome Prospective Student!

So you're interested in what the BA program
has to offer through the School of Fine Art and Music (SoFAM)

You can Get a BA degree in Studio Art, Music or Art History

You may wish to major in one of these areas (or pursue a double major)
or you may wish to select one as a minor area of study.

Students at Guelph have gone on from these majors and minors
to an amazing variety of careers – on this page you will meet six of them…



Christine Meagher

(BA SART 2010) was recently appointed Marketing Manager for Lalique in New York City. After working for BCBG Max Azria in Toronto, Christine continued her career in the fashion industry with BTF in Paris, before joining Gucci in New York for three years.


Lesley Bouza

Soprano (BA Music 2006) performs jazz, pop, musical theatre, and classical genres. Lesley has appeared as a soloist with The Toronto Symphony, Les Violon du Roy, The Elora Singers, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, The Winnipeg Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic. In addition, Lesley is an accredited music therapist.


Xan Hawes

(BA SART 2008) has been an intern architect and designer with LGA Partners since 2016, having previously worked for TEAL in Nova Scotia and Studio North in Calgary. Xan continues to work on design strategies for improving public space.


Carolyn Hickey

(BA Art History 2015, MA AHVC 2018) is the new Head of Collections at the Woodstock Art Gallery. Carolyn was a Research Assistant at the Bachinski/Chu Print Study Collection at the University of Guelph and has also worked at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie and the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.


Alex Chen

(BA Music minor 2015) is a faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Among many projects, Alex has been involved as a pianist and coach with the Accademia Europea dell’Opera (an experience funded by a Create and Explore Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts), the Victoria Conservatory’s Collegium program, and the Western University Opera Workshop. These collaborations have culminated in performances of Le nozze di Figaro, Serse, and Die Zauberflöte.


Stephanie Deumer

(BA SART 2011) is an artist living and working in New York City. Her work is comprised of video, sculpture and photography. She has just completed her participation in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Studio Program. Her work has been widely exhibited across Canada and the US, as well as in the UK and Ecuador.

In SOFAM we pride ourselves in finding experiential learning opportunities for our students – many students start working for organizations for credit and follow up that experience when beginning professional careers.

Please take a look at the rest of our website an come and tour our facilities!

Come and meet us here:

  • The Ontario Universities Fair, Convention Centre Toronto, September 27-29
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music’s College and University Fair Toronto, October 19
  • Fall Preview Day, University of Guelph November 3
  • University of Guelph’s Arts and Humanities Day, November 27