The Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts is focused on the research, creation, histories, and practices of the visual arts.  Study in the School of Fine Arts is led by practicing artists and art historians in courses designed and coordinated to establish a strong foundation in all facets of the visual arts.

Our curriculum provides a rigorous, student-centred learning environment that balances intellectual and applied approaches, engaging students in the critical and reflective exploration of contemporary society, communities, and cultures.

Research and creation in the visual arts is integral to the development and expression of cultural identities that can both reflect and challenge the values and norms of our pluralistic society. In a rapidly changing environment, the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts prepares students for these challenges with the skills and abilities that will enable them to find a place in the diverse cultures and values of Canada and the world.

Open House and Portfolio Reviews

We will be holding information sessions, building tours, and portfolio reviews during the University Open House on Friday, October 14.  Information sessions and building tours will take place in the afternoon.  Scheduled appointment times for Portfolio Reviews are available, and must be pre-booked by emailing .  

If you are unable to come to the university on October 14, virtual portfolio reviews can be arranged by emailing .

Virtual Meeting with Faculty

If you would like to meet with a Fine Arts Faculty member to get advice on your portfolio or to find out more about our program and degree options, please contact or call (506) 364-2490 to book an appointment time (on Zoom).

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Follow our Instagram account @mta_fineart for daily or weekly postings highlighting all the latest from the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts.  





Visit Us

If you are interested in visiting the School, touring our facilities, and meeting with a faculty member to learn more about the Fine Arts degree programs and the portfolio submission process, please contact us at (506) 364-2490 or Virtual appointments are also available. You can also book a visit with us through campus tours.

Interested in Applying to Fine Arts?

There are three steps required to apply to the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts:

  1. Apply for admission to Mount Allison University.
  2. Complete our online Fine Arts Applicant Questionnaire.
  3. For all degree programs (BFA, BA Major and Minor in Fine Arts), submit a portfolio by the February 15 deadline. Submit portfolios by WeTransfer, Google Drive, or Dropbox, with links sent to  


Engaging gallery experience with Lydia Paterson: Summer Student Internship 
Fourth-year BA Fine Arts student Lydia Paterson is spending her summer as the Lassonde Intern in the Arts at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery through the Experiential Learning & Career Development’s Internship Program at Mount Allison. 
Thriving in the arts
Renowned artist Evergon (’70) reflects on how Mount Allison helped cultivate his enduring creative energy
Exploring the fragile world
Janice Wright Cheney's ('83) artistic journey and environmental advocacy

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Department of Fine Arts