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    Faculty/School

    • School of Art

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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    Expected duration

    • 2+ years

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    Program options

    • Honours

Program details

The Art History program offers students an opportunity to consider, in a cultural context, both Western and non-Western artistic traditions with an emphasis on the former from the Renaissance to the present. While all courses acknowledge methodological issues, the program also offers courses in art theory and criticism at the second- and third-year levels. Students enrolled in this program broaden their knowledge of art production with studio electives.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Expected duration: 2 years (plus qualifying year)

In your first year, you will gain knowledge about the development of art worldwide from the prehistoric period to the present, learning about artists, art movements, directions, styles, and social contexts. 

Second year courses offer concentration in specific areas such as the Medieval to Renaissance era, the Renaissance to the Baroque, the Modern to the Contemporary as well as courses that have a single focal area such as Indigenous Art History, Women in Art History, and Art Writing. 

As you progress through your degree, more defined curriculum related to one artistic movement or era will be explored, such as Contemporary Art, Canadian Art History, Bauhaus, Art in New Media, History of Photography, History of Ceramics, Islamic Art, and Curatorial Studies. Special Topics courses address faculty and student interests in current issues and new approaches to the discipline of art history. Seminar courses such as Contemporary Indigenous Art and Manitoba Modernism focus on student-driven discussions.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours

Expected duration: 3 years (plus qualifying year)

The BFA Honours degree allows you to complete an additional year of study including art history and optional studio electives.

To transfer into the honours program, you must first successfully complete 69 credit hours of study in the Art History general program, with a degree GPA of 2.5. If you are a current student and wish to transfer to the BFA Art History honours program, please contact the School of Art Student Advisor.

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First year field trip

This required course for students in the School of Art provides an opportunity to directly experience many of the art works that they will study during their first year at the School. The course allows students to focus on key works of historical importance on exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Weisman Art Museum (designed by Frank Gehry) and the Walker Art Center.

Please note that the first-year field trip has been postponed for 2020 due to COVID-19.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements for entry into the BFA Art History program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

The Art History BFA is an advanced entry program, which means that you must complete at least one year of university-level study, including several required and recommended courses, before you can be considered for admission. 

If you do not meet the requirements for advanced entry into the Art History BFA program, you may be eligible for admission to the Faculty of Arts or another degree program. If you have not attended university before, you can apply for a program with direct entry, such as University 1.

To qualify for admission to the Art History BFA Honours program, you must first be accepted into the general Art History BFA program.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

To apply, please complete the online application to the Admissions Office. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency, and other documents. The Art History program does not have a portfolio requirement.

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Includes Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies programs.

Includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October August 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early October April 1

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Start or continue your application for Fall 2021 onward

Bachelor of Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

Diploma in Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

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To apply to the Inner City Social Work program, attend an information session at the William Norrie Centre. You will receive an application form at the information session. All information sessions are held in Room 126, William Norrie Centre.

Room 126 William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada
204-668-8160
Fax: 204-663-8857

All applicants need approval from the Faculty of Social Work – Inner City Selection Coordinator, Debra Diubaldo who can be reached at debra.diubaldo@umanitoba.ca or 204-668-8160.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application deadline
Summer (May, part-time) Advanced entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.
Fall (September) Advanced entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
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Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

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Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1
Environmental Design Architecture Master Preparation Option (ED AMP) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November February 1

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Students from the Business School of Ningbo University should contact Jennifer Wang for more information on the requirements and application process.

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Students who wish to enrol in Summer courses that start in May should apply by April 1.

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Applicants must seek permission from the Faculty representative, Jennifer Mitchell, prior to applying.

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The following documents must be completed as part of your application:

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Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
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Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy: Degree Completion Program annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1
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Annual application deadlines

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

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Annual application deadlines

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Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
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Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
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Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is available on a space available basis only.

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November July 1

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and check their course availability prior to applying.

Applicants applying to the Summer term are recommended to apply a minimum of one month prior to the start of their classes. Summer session offers a number of different start dates based on course offerings. July 1 is the final deadline for August classes.

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The BPRN program has been placed on a temporary suspension starting for the Fall 2019 intake.

Access students

Annual application deadline
Term Type of entry Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry March 1

Application form for Access students (PDF)

External students

Annual application deadline
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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
University of Manitoba 
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
 
Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

admissions@umanitoba.ca 
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext. 8808
Fax: 204-474-7554

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

School of Art
Room 313 ARTlab Building
180 Dafoe Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

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