Combined BA (Honours)


Visual Arts, Combined Honours

This program allows for equal concentrations of visual arts training and studio work, and a broad variety of other disciplines. Students may couple their visual arts courses with such Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science areas as psychology, French, English, history, communication studies and mathematics. It allows for careers and graduate studies in a wide variety of fields.

Please visit the Undergraduate Calendar for complete program regulations and Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements
Minimum average of 75%. The OSS Diploma and six Grade 12 U or M courses, including ENG4U.
Experiential Learning
The Media Art Histories and Visual Culture program gives students a critical background in which to interpret and contextualize the historical legacies of art, media, technology, urban ecologies and the built environment and to apply their historical and theoretical knowledge to projects that investigate the complexity of contemporary culture. While the development of research and studio skills is essential within this program there is also a strong emphasis on first hand observation through the following:
  • urban field research, community and collaborative models
  • media literacy and digital skills
  • research-creation projects that emphasize the relationship between image, text and sound
In addition to the introductory courses in Visual Culture and Media Art Histories at the first and second year levels, students will take courses in the history of art, photography, architecture, and the urban environment. Specialized upper level seminars currently include: Contemporary Photography, Urban Ecologies, Detroit Architecture, and Border Cultures. Please see our calendar for more information on the range of courses available through this program.
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
  • Arts administration
  • Education (with additional studies)
  • Graduate studies in studio or academic programs
  • Graduate curatorial and museum studies
  • Gallery and museum administration
  • Cultural journalism and criticism
  • Project management
  • Art historian/researcher (with additional studies)
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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