Facilities & Resources

Each Visual Arts PhD student receives a shared space during the first two terms of the program, and an individual studio for the remaining nine terms (to spring of year four). Each Visual Arts MFA student receives an individual studio for the five terms of the program. All of the studios are housed in the Centre for Fine Arts, many in a common area, with some located near the facilities pertinent to the student's studio production.

As well, all of the students have access to the Department of Visual Art and Art History’s media specific facilities. These facilities include: a large sculpture area with woodworking, metal working, welding, and bronze casting capabilities; a digital lab for rapid prototyping; a printmaking studio for both traditional and photographic processes; photography studios for black and white and colour processing and digital production; and a time-based digital lab and video production facilities. For more information visit the Visual Art & Art History Facilities page.

The Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre
The Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre is a newly established study gallery located in the Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts. Servicing undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and the general public, the Study Centre houses a selection of art work including 20th century American, Inuit drawings, and Canadian modernist painters. The work is available for study and research purposes. The Centre also provides a site for work in the Curatorial Studies course.

The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
The Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) is a public, university affiliated gallery. The AGYU houses a permanent collection, and is noted for its year-round exhibition program which features the work of significant Canadian and international artists. In keeping with its educational focus, the AGYU hosts lectures and film screenings, in addition to acting as a distribution centre for ABC Artbooks.