Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts

Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts


I guess in the first and second years of
the program there’s a focus on kind of building a foundation so a lot of those
courses kind of focus on really technically perfecting, maybe,
your printmaking techniques or skills in drawing that then when you’re in your
third and fourth year, you become a bit more self-directed, which i think is
really important, and then in your fourth year you develop your own
projects for yourself throughout the year and set your own goals towards
creating like a portfolio that you’ll have at the end of your time at Mount A
to bring out into the real world. Not only are you getting the lecture
component but you’re also really getting a hands-on experience with faculty who
are going to help you through the projects and also give them a breadth of
experience and understanding that they’re going to need when they enter
into the world of visual arts after graduation. I think it’s really important
to have professors that are active in the art world because you know you’re
learning from them and they kind of set an example for their students of what is
available out there. In the Purdy Crawford there’s a number of different
studios open to the students to work in. It’s a really amazing facility to have to
give students like a sense of professionalism in their artistic
practice. To have a nice open space for that is really incredible, just to
have like large studios to work in, kind of your own space that you can make your own is a really great thing. The Owens is the oldest university art
gallery in Canada. The Owens provides really amazing opportunities for the
students on campus to get involved in an active gallery.
I think the Sackville art scene is something that’s really special. There’s
really always something going on even though this is such a small town, it
really just seems it’s such a busy place and there’s lots of people here who are
making exciting things happen.

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