Fall admission only
The Department of Art History aims to provide student scholars and artists with an understanding of both past and present creative and visual responses to art. Art History is a lively, at times even controversial discipline, which promotes the study of art objects within their intellectual, historical, cultural, political, social and economic contexts. The faculty encourage students to consider and engage in art historical approaches and debates. Graduates find a future in a variety of fields: museums and galleries, archives and libraries, conservation, education, journalism and research.
- Major in Art History — 66 credits
- Minor in Art History — 30 credits
Offers students a strong foundation in the history of art and its critical issues, while providing them with training in research and writing.
Art History (BFA - Major/Minor) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
- Major in Art History and Film Studies — 60 credits
Students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of the visual and audiovisual arts, as well as the critical and theoretical discourses pertaining to each discipline. Emphasis is placed on a historical and contextual analysis of art and film from a variety of social, cultural, political and critical perspectives.
Art History and Film Studies (BFA - Major) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
- Major in Art History and Studio Art — 60 credits
- Minor in Art History and Studio Art — 30 credits
(minor has been suspended for 2013-14)
Encourages the cross referencing of different creative traditions within a solid historical, theoretical and studio foundation. Its primary objective is to give students the choice to define their own needs in tailoring an individualized program of studies within open yet distinct parameters in the studio arts and art history disciplines.
In addition to the general admission requirements, this program have extra program-specific requirements. These additional requirements must be arranged with the departments to which you are applying.
Art History and Studio Art (BFA - Major/Minor) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
Students in the Major in Art History may apply to do their studies within the co-operative format, which alternates off campus work terms with on campus study terms.
Sample courses include:
Perspectives and Methods of Art History, Media based studies, Art in Canada, Period studies, Theory and criticism, Art and society
Undergraduate admissions guidelines: For information on international admission, required documents, proof of language proficiency, the university admissions timetable, selection and notification process.