Our areas of study have excellent facilities to assist you in your intellectual and creative endeavours:
The Art Store supports the academic mandate of the Department of Art & Design by providing students with necessary supplies, at the best possible prices, for the fulfillment of studio courses.
The Fine Arts Building Gallery has presented art and design exhibitions that feature work by students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, by faculty and staff, as well as by contemporary and historical artists with national and international reputations.
Design Studies and Fine Arts undergraduate students will take first-year Fundamentals courses in dedicated studio spaces in the North Power Plant. Students have 24-hour access to working spaces and also have access to critique rooms, spray booths, light tables, and a woodwork shop with power tools and equipment to support the construction of three-dimensional work.
Students who are taking Fundamentals outside of the specialized degrees have 24-hour access to working studio space in the lower floor of HUB Mall, in addition to access to light tables, a spray room, a drawing room and a critique room.
Visual Resource Centre
The Visual Resources Centre (VRC) is a departmental image library that serves faculty and students. The collection provides users with a wide range of high quality images for teaching art and art history as well as for research and study.
To date the collection consists of over 250,000 35mm slides amassed over the past four decades. In order to continue to meet teaching and research needs, the VRC has also developed a high quality digital image collection that complements the University-supported ArtStor collection.
The VRC maintains two adjacent fully equipped seminar rooms with dedicated computers. The 120-seat lecture theatre next door is a fully functional digital smart classroom.