X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Studio Art (SART)

School of Fine Art and Music, College of Arts

The School offers programs that allow for concentrated study in Art History or in Studio Art, or a combination of the two disciplines.

The Studio Art program provides a thorough grounding in contemporary art practice, art history, theory, and criticism. Courses are offered in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, computer graphics, and extended practices. Studio Art majors and minors must also take a selection of courses in art history. Specific requirements are listed below.

Cost of Studio Supplies

The majority of the cost of supplies must be borne by the student. In order to permit the University to subsidize this cost and to allow for savings through discount buying, some materials are obtained through the school by payment of a lab fee. The amount of the fee is established for each semester prior to registration.

Student Counselling

Students who elect to take a substantial number of credits in Studio Art with the objective of graduate work are advised to obtain counseling from their academic advisor regarding their choices. However, in general, it is important to know that graduate studies in Studio Art normally require an in-depth knowledge of traditional and contemporary media, as well as a significant awareness of contemporary art history and theory. Students are encouraged to take electives in other disciplines from across the University to inform their Studio Art practice. Cognate electives in other disciplines in the College of Arts, such as Philosophy, History, and English will almost certainly prove an asset.

Core Requirements

ARTH*1220 [0.50] The Visual Arts Today
ARTH*1520 [0.50] Art Historical Studies II
SART*1050 [0.50] Foundation Studio
SART*1060 [0.50] Core Studio

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 9.00 credits is required, including:

  1. the Studio Art core

  2. 2.00 additional credits in Studio Art, including at least 0.50 credits from List A and 0.50 from List B

  3. 2.00 additional credits in Art History including at least 0.50 credits at the 3000 level or above

  4. 3.00 additional credits in Studio Art including 1.50 credits at the 4000-level

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 6.00 credits is required, including:

  1. the Studio Art core

  2. 0.50 credits in Studio Art or Art History at the 4000 level

  3. 1.50 additional credits in Art History including at least 0.50 credits at the 3000 level or above

  4. 2.00 additional credits in Studio Art, including 0.50 credits from List A and 0.50 from List B

List A
SART*2090 [0.50] Drawing I
SART*2200 [0.50] Painting I
SART*2460 [0.50] Introductory Printmaking I
SART*2470 [0.50] Introductory Printmaking II
SART*2610 [0.50] Photography I
SART*2700 [0.50] Introduction to Computer Graphics
SART*2710 [0.50] Drawing Graphics on the Computer
SART*3090 [0.50] Drawing II
SART*3200 [0.50] Painting II
SART*3410 [0.50] Intaglio
SART*3450 [0.50] Lithography
SART*3470 [0.50] Photo-Printmaking
SART*3480 [0.50] Web Development and Design
SART*3600 [0.50] Digital & Non-Silver Photography
SART*3750 [0.50] Photography II
SART*4090 [0.50] Drawing III
SART*4130 [1.00] Drawing IV
SART*4200 [0.50] Painting III
SART*4230 [0.50] Special Topics in Painting
SART*4240 [1.00] Painting IV
SART*4410 [0.50] Experimental Printmaking
SART*4470 [1.00] Advanced Printmaking
SART*4700 [0.50] Photography III
SART*4720 [1.00] Photography IV
SART*4890 [1.00] Interactive Multimedia
List B
SART*2300 [0.50] Sculpture I
SART*2800 [0.50] Extended Practices I
SART*3300 [0.50] Sculpture II
SART*3770 [0.50] Extended Practices II
SART*4300 [0.50] Sculpture III
SART*4330 [1.00] Senior Sculpture
SART*4660 [0.50] Topics in Extended Practices
SART*4670 [0.50] Topics in Extended Practices
SART*4800 [0.50] Special Topics in Sculpture
SART*4810 [0.50] Extended Practices III
SART*4870 [0.50] Special Topics in Sculpture
SART*4880 [1.00] Extended Practices IV


  1. In accordance with the B.A. program regulation limiting the number of credits to be taken in any subject area, OCAD graduates granted the maximum advanced standing of credits in Studio Arts will be limited to 2.00 additional credits in Studio Arts at the University of Guelph.

  2. A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Studio Arts and Art History is required in order to enter or continue in the Honours Studio Arts program.

  3. Students in SART can fulfill one of the natural and mathematical sciences B.A. distribution requirements with HK*2100. This credit cannot be used towards the SART major.

University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1