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Art School

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland

PHONE (709) 637-6200

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University students enjoy the lowest tuition rates in Canada. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador gives high priority to education, providing extensive funding to Memorial University. This commitment allows us to provide an affordable, yet high-quality, post-secondary education.


Student finances for two semesters (approximate costs 2014-15):

Tuition (10 courses):

Canadian students: $2,550

International students: $8,800

Accommodations: Dormitory residence $2,780, Residence Complex $2,960, Chalet apartments $3,238

Student union fees (Grenfell Campus Student Union and Canadian Federation of Students) $157.20

Student Health Plan* $175.32

Student Dental Plan* $111

*Canadian undergraduate students who have alternate health/dental coverage may opt out of the plan.

About the program

Bachelor of fine arts – visual arts

As a visual arts student, you’ll learn to use various media to converse with the rest of the world. Whether your medium is paint or ink, video or photography, our faculty members are established visual artists who can work with you to master your craft. The visual arts degree is an intensive studio program. You will have the opportunity to express yourself in courses such as drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, multimedia, digital imaging and art history. Along with dedicated studio space for printing and drawing, there are printshops for lithography, intaglio, relief and serigraphy. Learn photography skills in our photographic facilities complete with darkrooms and a large digital inkjet printer. We’ve got a fully equipped sculpture studio and a new Mac lab. And when you’re ready, your art will be on display in the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery.

You can choose to study at Memorial University’s campus in Harlow, England, where you’ll make industry contacts, take frequent trips into London and visit cultural sites like Stonehenge. You can also participate in an exchange with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton, or take a co-operative course in printmaking at the renowned St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, NL, among other opportunities.


Submissions should reflect involvement, curiosity and passion for the visual arts. We look for hardworking and creative people who take pride in their work. A portfolio representing a wide variety of media and should include both artwork created from an observation of actual objects, places or people and artwork that explores an idea or point of view. Enrolment is limited and selection competitive; the deadline is March 1.

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