The Department of Visual Studies (DVS) is an interdisciplinary department that stresses the importance of history, theory and studio practice in the study of the visual. We are committed to understanding the meaning and power of images and their impact on our lives. Courses examine art, architecture, media images, consumer culture, film, television, video games, political propaganda, new media, websites and more.
The award-winning Blackwood Gallery is one of the most respected public contemporary art galleries in the greater Toronto area. The gallery presents a number of curated exhibitions and projects throughout the school year including the annual Grad Show for fourth-year students in the Art & Art History program. You can learn more about Blackwood Gallery here.
Student Advising: Virtual Office Hours Update, Monday-Friday 10am-12pm
Students, staff, and faculty who have experienced discrimination or harassment are urged to contact the chair of the department or the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office at UTM. U of T reviews all complaints of discrimination.
U of T is excited to share a newly developed resource that has been created in consultation with and at the request of trans and nonbinary University of Toronto students and alumni.
The UTM Indigenous Centre provides support to Indigenous students, staff, and faculty, and offers numerous ways for non-Indigenous peoples to better understand Indigenous peoples and their ways of being. The centre offers virtual programs, including monthly learning circles.
The Academic Skills Centre (ASC) provides a wide range of services to students, including consultations, workshops, and programs in academic skills development. In addition, the ASC also provides teaching and learning support to UTM faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants.
Through a collaborative approach, Student Affairs & Services provides student-centred services, programs, and engagement opportunities to promote student success and development. Online and programs and workshops are also offered throughout the year.