The Major in Visual Arts allows students to have the same range of course experiences as the BFA– including compulsory practical and theoretical courses but offers a greater number of electives, so that students might pursue a broader range of interests. Majors can combine their degree with either a Minor or a second Major (not including the Major or Minor in History and Theory of Arts). It is an excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue careers in such fields as Fine arts education, project or communications officer in artistic organisations, artist agent, conservator or curator.

Note: The introductory survey courses, ART1360 Histories of Art I and ART1361 Histories of Art II, are required for all undergraduates in the Department of Visual Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts; Major in Visual Arts; Major and Minor in History and Theory of Art), are pre-requisites for all compulsory 3000-level courses, so should therefore be taken in first year to ensure graduation on time.
French immersion is available when taken as part of an honours degree.
Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

ART1311 The Painting Field3

ART1321 Introduction to Sculpture3

ART1331 The Photograph and Visual Culture3

ART1341 Time-Based Art3

ART1360 Histories of Art I3

ART1361 Histories of Art II3

19th Century Art: 1789-19003

ART2171 Modern Art: 1900-19453

ART3180 Art after Modernism: 1945-19783

ART3181 Postmodernism and Art: 1978-20003

12 course credits in one of the following profiles:

Studio Profile

6 optional course credits in visual arts (ART) studio at the 2000 level (P)1

6 optional course credits in history and theory of art (ART) at the 4000 level (H)2

Arts Administration Profile

AMT3901 Gestion des organismes artistiques et culturels I / Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations I3

AMT3902 Gestion des organismes artistiques et culturels II / Administration of Artistic and Cultural Organizations II3

6 course credits from:

ART3344 Museum Studies and Artistic Practices

ART4119 Curating for Contemporary Art

ART4900 Stage / Apprenticeship

CMN1148 Introduction to Organizational Communication3

THE4930 Régie / Stage Management

This program cannot be combined with the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) nor the Major or the Minor in History and Theory of Art.


1(P): Practical course (studio)

2(H): History and theory of art course. Other courses may be selected in consultation with the Department.

This program leads to the Master of Fine Arts program (MFA).