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Studio Art I

Studio Art I is a direct-entry program intended for students wishing to enter a degree program in Studio Art.

In addition to university entrance requirements, consideration for this program also requires a portfolio interview.


Studio Art I is made up of 30 units. Students must take 18 units of required Studio Art I classes. The remaining 12 units are elective courses, and may be taken in the Humanities or outside the faculty. Students must also register in and complete WHMIS 1A00 at the beginning of the fall term.

Requirements and Course Lists

Click here for full Studio Art I requirements and course lists.


Click here to view a full list of level I elective courses open to all students.
PLEASE NOTE: Course availability varies each year, please check Mosaic for current offerings.

Enrolment Tools

Use the materials below to help you with planning your courses for your first year, and refer to the course enrolment guide below for more information!

Timetable Worksheet (PDF)

Course Enrolment Guide For First Year Students

When do I start enrolling?

The timetable for 2016-17 is now available in Mosaic, so you can start exploring our course offerings and planning your classes! To enrol in courses, students are assigned individual appointment times. Your appointment time will appear in your student centre under, ‘Enrolment Dates’. Click on ‘detail’ to view your specific appointment date and time. This is your enrolment appointment for both the fall and winter terms. When your appointment time starts, you can begin enrolling and continue making registration changes until the last day to do so.

Where can I find course descriptions?

Information about a particular class can be viewed when searching for classes on Mosaic. Below is an example of course information:


The Class Detail shows important information, such as when and where the class meets, in what term it takes place, and a description of the course.

The Status indicates whether or not there are still seats available.

The Instruction Mode shows how the course will be delivered (e.g. In Person, Online).

The Enrollment Information shows any requisites that must be met in order to take the course. Some courses also require permission from the department or instructor to enrol, which will be indicated in the Enrollment Information. If a course indicates that it requires permission, contact the department or instructor administering the course for more information.

What are multi-term courses?

Multi-term courses will have an A/B attached to them (e.g. English 1C06 A/B, Music 1GC3 A/B).

Mult-term courses span both the fall and winter terms. Part A takes place in the fall, and Part B in the winter. Students need register only in Part A, and the system will automatically enrol you in Part B.

How long do I have to make changes to my course selections?

The last day for making changes to your registration in each term is posted yearly under the Registrar’s Office Sessional Dates. It is important to familiarize yourself with these dates at the start of each term.

Students have until this deadline to add and drop courses in each term. Courses dropped by the last day to make registration changes are removed fully from your record and refund for the tuition is given.

If you believe you have an outstanding refund that should have been received, please contact the Student Accounts & Cashiers Office.

Students are fully responsible for any outcomes that are a result of registration changes.

Withdrawing from Courses

Once the last day to make registration changes has passed, students can still withdraw from courses until the last day to cancel courses without failure by default. This deadline is found in the Sessional Dates. Cancelled courses will remain on your transcript with a notation of ‘W’ indicating you withdrew from the course. Cancelled course are not factored into your average.

Students do not receive a full refund for cancelled courses. The amount of tuition returned is dependent on how late into the term the course is cancelled. Please check the cancellation fee schedule on the Student Accounts & Cashiers’ website for more information. If you have any questions about an outstanding refund, please contact their office.

After the last day to cancel courses without failure by default, you must remain enrolled in your courses.

When adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses, you are responsible for the following:

  • ensuring your course selection meets the requirements for your program
  • any effects to your full-time/part-time status, fees, and eligibility for such things as graduation, scholarships and financial aid (e.g. OSAP)

If you have any concerns about withdrawing from courses, please contact the Academic Advising Office.

Need Help?

Enrolling for the first time can be overwhelming, and we’re here to help if you get stuck! If you have any issues during the process, please contact the Humanities Academic Advising Office.

Studio Art I is administered by The School of the Arts.