University of Alberta

History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Description:This program explores our visual world and its messages. Course topics range widely, from representations of sex and death in the Renaissance, to performing bodies in contemporary activist art, to China’s design revolution. You’ll learn the practice of slow looking, how to pose original questions of art works, and how to engage in creative research projects, including faculty/student curatorial projects and pop-up exhibitions in public spaces.

Are you interested in working closely with faculty mentors in labs and community settings on real-life challenges? Do you want to gain research experience for graduate studies, refine your writing for a professional career, or interact with peers who have similar academic interests and passions? Then the History of Art, Design & Visual Culture Honors program is right for you! This major can also be taken as part of a Bachelor of Arts degree.
URL:History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Conservators

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    This program does not allow admission directly from high school. Preprofessional Study Time: 1 year. Minimum of ★24 units of transferable course weight required. Consult the U of A Calendar for fields of study and appropriate first-year course selection. For consideration, you need a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 with an average of 3.3 or better in your Honors subject courses; Competitive AGPA varies by field of study from 3.0-3.3.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 12, 2020

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