Visual Arts


VA_print pressesVISUAL ARTS is a two-year pre-university program that aims to prepare students for continued studies in a creative discipline. Courses are offered in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, digital media and art history. Students work closely with teachers and studio technicians in professionally equipped studios. The program emphasizes the production of visual works informed by an attention to aesthetics, technical skill, research and critical thinking. Throughout the two-year program students develop a comprehensive skill set geared toward maximizing their creative potential and the ability to understand how art movements relate to greater cultural contexts.


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THE VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM offers courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography,  sculpture, digital media, ceramics, and art history.  For more details about the courses offered by the Visual Arts department, please visit both the Visual Arts and the General Education (Complementary courses) of the COURSE CALENDAR or consult the VISUAL ARTS PLANNER.

Please note that there are additional course fees associated with Visual Arts Program courses.  Course fees cover the cost of most student art materials required for the Program.  For a complete list of course fees please consult the table of VISUAL ARTS COURSE FEES.


VA_screensSPACIOUS ART STUDIOS featuring state of the art equipment and natural light provide a quality working environment, meeting the needs of the students as they progress through the program. In addition to our two drawing and painting studios, there are three sculpture studios, which include a wood, metal and ceramics studio. Our printmaking studio is equipped for relief printing, etching, serigraphy and lithography. The Visual Arts department also boasts a dedicated Digital Arts multi-media lab.

Graduation Exhibition

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EACH YEAR, the Visual Arts program culminates in a graduate exhibition that is open to the public. In the final semester of study, students work closely with faculty in order to create an independent body of advanced work for exhibition. Students participate in the comprehensive planning and presentation of the exhibition from public relations to installation, lighting and vernissage.

We welcome you to join us every spring for our annual graduation exhibition. Follow us on Facebook for regular events updates and announcements.

New York

metropolitan-museum-ofEACH FALL SEMESTER, the Visual Arts Program offers an extended 5-day field trip to New York City to visit major art museums and galleries. Accompanied by at least two Visual Arts faculty members, students travel by chartered bus to and from Manhattan and stay in a three-star hotel conveniently located in the heart of Times Square. The New York trip provides an invaluable opportunity for educational immersion in one of the world’s leading centers of both traditional and contemporary art.

PLEASE NOTE: While all students are strongly encouraged to participate in the New York trip in either year one or two of the Program, student participation is optional and not a mandatory component of the Visual Arts Program.  



IN ADDITION TO the general CEGEP admissions requirements, new entrance requirements will be in effect for the Visual Arts program starting Fall 2017.

  • Submission of a JPEG image of a unique artwork created specifically for the application to the Visual Arts program. The artwork may be created in any medium and any size. It will respond in an open and creative manner to a theme established annually by the Department.
  • Submission of a text (250 to 350 words) to accompany the image in which the candidate is invited to express the creative process they went through to produce the artwork. The text will also be an opportunity for the candidate to express their personal interest in pursuing a DEC in Visual Arts.

The theme for 2017 will be “Light and Dark.” Candidates are invited to respond to the theme in an open and creative manner. “Light and Dark” may be interpreted symbolically and/or literally.

Artwork should be documented and submitted as a single digital JPEG file: 72 dpi, 1024 x 768 pixels, maximum 1 MB.

Send image and written text directly to before the March 1st application deadline.

Subject line: Application submission

Faculty and Staff

Randall Anderson :

Randall Anderson

514-457-6610 ext. 5447

Veronika Horlik :

Veronika Horlik

514-457-6610 ext. 5808

Peter Irrgang :

Peter Irrgang

514-457-6610 ext. 5394

David Lubell :

David Lubell

514-457-6610 ext. 5793

Jamie Macaulay : Chair

Jamie Macaulay

514-457-6610 ext. 5471

Susan Marsh :

Susan Marsh

514-457-6610 ext. 5647

Gordana Mijovic :

Gordana Mijovic

514-457-6610 ext. 5576
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Sheila Nadimi :

Sheila Nadimi

514-457-6610 ext. 5792

Monika Napier : Co-chair

Monika Napier

514-457-6610 ext. 5735

Suzanne Olligschlager :

Suzanne Olligschlager

514-457-6610 ext. 5794

Erwin Regler :

Erwin Regler

514-457-6610 ext. 5791

Mary Standjofski :

Mary Standjofski

514-457-6610 ext. 5786