Fine Arts

About Us


Message from the Dean

In our globalized society, there's an increasing demand for creative thinkers and doers who can address contemporary issues in innovative ways.

York University’s Faculty of Fine Arts offers you an enriched, collaborative learning environment that nurtures your artistic and intellectual growth, and helps you acquire the  knowledge and skills that will enable you to contribute and thrive in the professional world.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be supported by teachers who are dedicated to helping you discover and develop your unique talents. You’ll work with award-winning artists and leading scholars who are actively engaged in the creative industries and who bring real-world experience into your classroom and studio. You’ll work in state-of-the-art-facilities and find many exciting opportunities and venues to show your work, both on and off campus.

In the vibrant creative community that is the Faculty of Fine Arts, you'll find people from around the corner and around the world who share your passion for the arts. You'll discover new ways of thinking, new avenues for your creativity, and new paths to your professional life after graduation. Whatever your career goal – producer, director, critic, teacher,  musician, arts administrator, actor,  visual artist, choreographer, artistic director, designer, cinematographer, dancer, historian, curator, digital innovator – if you can dream it, we can help you become it.

Our motto is: Seriously creative. Seriously connected. As a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts, you will have the opportunity to be both.  

Shawn Brixey
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts