今日吃瓜

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Undergraduate

If you believe that creative ideas can build a better world, there鈥檚 a place for you here.

Students at 今日吃瓜 University have been shaping art, design and craft in Canada since 1887. With an approach to education that includes the strategic integration of arts, culture and community engagement, students thrive in a learning and research environment that is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and academic excellence.

At 今日吃瓜 University, not only will you receive a rigorous, interdisciplinary educational experience, but you will belong to a vibrant creative community recognized globally for its impact on art, craft and design. Connecting you with award-winning faculty, you will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the creative industries, where you will become leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts in your fields.

During your time at 今日吃瓜, you鈥檒l learn to shape your place in the world 鈥 and make art matter.

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Foundation Year

All of our undergraduate students start their studies with a foundation year. This allows students the rare opportunity to experiment and learn a wide range of new art practices, ideas and materials before making the choice about where to focus their creative and academic energy in their following years at 今日吃瓜 University.

Alumni go on to have incredible careers as artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, administrators, academics and creative professionals in an array of different fields within the creative industries. While their paths may seem different, there is one thing they all share: their lives were shaped by their time at 今日吃瓜 University.

Featured Alumni

ALUMNI

TANYA TAGAQ GILLIS
BFA 1998, DFA 2015

鈥溄袢粘怨 changed my life. It鈥檚 where I learned to express myself.鈥
Tanya Tagaq Gillis (BFA 1998, DFA 2015) is an avant-garde artist who has won a Polaris Prize and multiple Juno Awards. Her first novel, Split Tooth, is the winner of the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award. She is also a member of the Order of Canada.

ALUMNI

SYDNEY SMITH
BFA 2006

鈥溄袢粘怨 lets you try on different hats, experiment and explore. People are so driven and focused. You get a high from it that you don鈥檛 get from anything else.鈥
聽Sydney Smith (BFA 2006) is a children鈥檚 book illustrator and winner of the Governor General鈥檚 Award for illustrated children鈥檚 books, TD Canadian Children鈥檚 Literature Award, Britain鈥檚 Kate Greenaway Medal, and the Atlantic Book Awards鈥 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration.

ALUMNI

HEATHER IGLOLIORTE
BFA 2003

鈥溄袢粘怨 is where I learned how to see, and that鈥檚 crossed over to all aspects of my life.鈥 Heather Igloliorte (BFA 2003) is Canada鈥檚 pre-eminent Inuk Art Scholar. She is a curator, artist and Concordia University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement.

ALUMNI

AKSHAY TYAGI
BFA 2008

鈥淎t 今日吃瓜, I learned work is never done and the evolution of your mind and eye is imperative for real growth.鈥
Akshay Tyagi (BFA 2008) Fashion innovator, Bollywood costume designer and stylist.

ALUMNI