Studio Art

"See Through" by Claudia Wong

Why study Studio Art at UTSC?

Strong community: Studio Art at UTSC combines the exceptional academic resources of the University of Toronto with a close-knit and vibrant community where you will receive special attention and mentorship from a diverse faculty of award-winning, internationally renowned artists.

Work in the creative industries: In Studio Art you will develop important skills for working in contemporary creative fields—from communicating your ideas confidently in a variety of visual languages, to understanding the role of creativity in shaping local, national and global communities.

Media arts and technology: The UTSC Studio Art program is unique at U of T with its emphasis on media and digital futures in the arts. A Studio Art Major with a focus on digital media, kinetics, sound art, and time-based media combines nicely with a major in Media Studies or the New Media Studies Joint Program at Centennial College.

Facilities and technical expertise: You will make art in our Fabrication and Media Labs with the support of our dedicated Fabrication and Digital Media technicians and have access to digital cameras, professional lighting kits, sound equipment, and a well equipped woodshop and mold-making facilities. Upper year students have access to exclusive studio workspace in our D-level Studio.

Student exhibitions: Studio students have a range of exciting opportunities to exhibit their work. UTSC has the only student-run gallery at U of T– Gallery 1265–where students curate and mount exhibitions throughout the year. Other opportunities include the annual campus-wide student-organized arts festival ArtSideOut and an Annual Juried Student Exhibition organized by Studio Art faculty. Each Spring senior level students present their work in an off-site exhibition at a professional venue such as Artscape Youngplace in Toronto.

Visiting artists:  You will have first hand contact with Canadian and international artists invited to give talks and workshops on campus. Recent guests include: Brendan Fernandes, Nastio Mosquito, Wafaa Bilal, Janet Werner, Kristina Lee Podesva, Christine Swintak, Patty Chang, Abbas Akhavan, Lani Maestro, Carol Conde and Karl Beveridge, and Gordon Monahan. In 2010-2011, the ACM Artists-in-Residence program hosted the renown Canadian sculptor Kim Adams.

Toronto and beyond: Course fieldtrips and co-curricular activities give you access to artists and major cultural institutions in Toronto such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Aga Khan Museum, the Toronto International Film Festival, Canadian Art Reel Artist Film Festival, The Power Plant, and Nuit Blanche. Beyond Toronto, you can take a summer Studio course in Hong Kong, or participate in field trips to explore art in cities such as Montreal and New York.

For more information on the program of study, including program requirements and course descriptions, please see the Registrar’s Calendar.

To apply

To find this program on the OUAC website, search under University of Toronto Scarborough (found under the University of Toronto entry) under the category "Visual and Performing Arts, Arts Management & Media" (program code TUC); you will then be able to choose this program under the 'Subject of Major Interest' drop-down menu.


Should you have any questions regarding the Studio program at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please send us an email.


Yael Brotman | Lecturer | 416 208 2756 | AA 325

Lee Goreas| Lecturer | 416 287 7173 | AA 336

Marla Hlady | Associate Professor | 416 287 7173 | AA 336

Alexander Irving | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream | 416 287 7177 | AA 330

Arnold Koroshegyi | Lecturer | 416 287 7177 | AA 330

Will Kwan | Associate Professor and Program Director | AA 331

Ann MacDonald | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream | 416 287 5649 | AA 334

Tanya Mars | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream | 416 287 7137 | AA 324

Retired Faculty

Don Holman | Senior Lecturer |

Janis Hoogstraten | Senior Lecturer |

David Hlynsky | Associate Professor, Teaching Stream |