School of Art

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To see a program overview, learn about the unique opportunities offered to students within this degree, and to connect to admission and faculty resource links, review the Art History program page.

B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art History

Honours and General degrees are available.

First Year Courses Credit Hours
FAAH 1030 Introduction to Art 1A 3
FAAH 1040 Introduction to Art 2A 3
ASIA 1420 (W) / HIST 1420 (W) Asian Civilizations to 1500  and
ASIA 1430 (W) / HIST 1430 (W) Asian Civilizations from 1500 or
HIST 1200 (W) An Introduction to the History of Western Civilization or
PHIL 1200 Introduction to Philosophy
6
English Literature Requirement (see Tips for Choosing Courses) 3-6
Language Requirement (see Tips for Choosing Courses) 6
Math Requirement (see Tips for Choosing Courses) 3
Social Science or Faculty of Science Elective(s)     6-3
Total Credit Hours 30

 

TIPS FOR CHOOSING COURSES:

  • If balancing admission to Art History (School of Art) with other programs, note that admission to Art History requires 24 credit hours, which must include 12 credit hours of the courses listed in the chart. 
  • The English Literature course must be at the 1000 level or higher and offered by the Department of English. The available English courses are: ENGL 1200 (6) (W), ENGL 1300 (6) (W), ENGL 1400 (3) (W), or ENGL 1340 (3) (W).
  • Choose an appropriate language for your area of interest: Chinese or Japanese for Asian Art History; French, German, or Italian for Western Art History.
  • Consider taking FA 1020 (M) / MATH 1020 (M) Math in Art to meet the M requirement.
  • Choose Social Science and Faculty of Science electives from the Recommended Introductory Courses list.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)credit may be used to reduce
    the first year course load and as a prerequisite to 2000 level courses, where applicable.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FROM UNIVERSITY 1:

Minimum Credit Hours: 24 credit hours of specific coursework.  See the Applicant Information Bulletin.
Minimum Course Load:

University 1 may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

All admission requirements must be met by the end of April of the year of application.

W Requirement: Not required for admission.  When completed, the English Literature course will meet the W requirement.
M Requirement: Not required for admission.
Minimum GPA: 2.50.
Additional Requirements: None.
Selection Criteria: Grades only.

HIGH SCHOOL PREREQUISITES FOR UNIVERSITY-LEVEL COURSES:

  • None.

MINIMUM TIME TO GRADUATION:

  • General: 3 years (90 credit hours). 
  • Honours: 4 years (120 credit hours).

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April 2017
First Year Planning Guide