Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film

This program combines a foundation in artistic skills with an analysis of contemporary media institutions and production practices.
A Rigorous, Enriching Program
Visual Arts provides a strong foundation in studio practices (drawing, painting, print/digital/integrated media, photography, sculpture, bio art, etc.) and art history with exhibition opportunities and exposure to regional cultural institutions.
It offers opportunities for internship placements to obtain hands-on experience in areas including media production/post-production; advertising, marketing and public relations; arts administration and festival organization.
Communication, Media and Film engages the rapidly changing media environment and the implications of emerging digital technologies/platforms.
It provides state-of-the-art production/post-production facilities featuring industry-standard equipment and software.
The Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film program includes courses in drawing, painting, print media, photography, sculpture, bio art and integrated media (digital imaging, sound and video). We offer a complete range of advanced, industry-standard digital media equipment and state-of-the-art post-production labs. Our teaching and studio facilities are also complemented by project and internship opportunities at on-campus and off-campus media outlets, production houses and local arts and cultural organizations.
Our studio faculty members exhibit their own work nationally and internationally, and our art history faculty members are invited to lecture in other communities both in Canada and abroad. Among our graduates are nationally known artists, faculty at universities in both Canada and the US, and curators in major art galleries.
We have a newly established Incubator Lab that provides the opportunity to explore Bio Art. Our Green Corridor course is an interdisciplinary study of art and the environment.
Admission Requirements
Minimum average of 70%. The OSS Diploma and six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U.
What You Will Take First Year
  • MACS-1500: Contemporary Visual Culture
  • VSAR-1050: Studio Practice and Ideas/Space
  • VSAR-1060: Studio Practice and Ideas/Image
  • VSAR-1070: Studio Practice and Ideas/Drawing
  • VSAR-1080: Studio Practice and Ideas/Time-Based
  • CMAF-1010: Introduction to Media and Society 
  • CMAF-1120: Introduction to Media Design and Production,  prerequisite for digital media production courses in CMF
Experiential Learning
This program includes practicum courses that may lead to placements both on and off campus.
Excellent Student Support
In addition to dedicated faculty who hold weekly and accessible office hours, the University of Windsor Advising Centre is here to help you with such things as adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course, discussing problems that may be impacting your academic performance, reviewing your academic progress, changing or choosing your major, or referral to other relevant campus services.
Career Tracks
  • Advertising, public relations and visual message design
  • Media production and post-production across various platforms (television; film; digital, interactive, social and mobile media)
  • Marketing and strategic communications
  • Traditional and digital art, photography, design
  • Arts administration and curation
Contact Us:
School of Creative Arts | Visual Arts
University of Windsor
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2829
Fax: 519-971-3647

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