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Visual Arts

Everywhere you look, displays of student art enliven the walls of the College.

UCC has a tradition of alumni going on to attend top internationally-renowned arts programs. Our vibrant arts offerings are enhanced by gallery and museum trips, plus guest artists and inspiring faculty and facilities.

The visual arts curriculum places a strong focus on essential studio skills such as drawing, colour, design, sculpture, photography and digital media. It explores a range of artistic traditions, practices and historical contexts from around the world.

Large, well-equipped studios provide an ideal environment for students. Co-curricular activities include the Art and Architecture Club, the Digital Arts Club, and the College Times yearbook.



IB Art students travel to New York City each year as part of their art research for their own studio projects. Student collaborations with outside art institutions have included a sculpture project with the Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture and participation in the International Big Draw Event sponsored by the U.K.’s Campaign for Drawing.

In addition to being dedicated teachers, art faculty members are actively engaged as artists, curators and designers. They help students prepare for entry into their chosen university programs, which have included all fields of art, design, architecture, and art history.

In addition to admission into highly competitive Canadian programs, Old Boys have gone on to attend top art schools such as Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Cornell University’s Architecture program.