University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa

Visual Arts (BFA)

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Fine/Studio Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Description:The Major in Visual Arts allows you to have the same range of course experiences as the BFA– including compulsory practical and theoretical courses but offers a greater number of electives, so that you might pursue a broader range of interests. Majors can combine their degree with either a Minor or a second Major. It is an excellent preparation if you wish to pursue careers in such fields as Fine arts education, project or communications officer in artistic organizations, artist agent, conservator or curator.


The four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is geared to original forms of expression associated with artistic production in the new millennium. While maintaining the traditional disciplines (drawing, painting, sculpture and photography), the Department also extends its teaching to new technologies (media arts). This program is composed of practical (studio) and theoretical courses (in the History and Theory of Art) that encourage both creation and reflection on the Visual Arts. This is a fundamental program that prepares you for a career as a visual artist or within other cultural industries, such as museums, galleries as well as governmental, provincial and municipal agencies.
URL:Visual Arts (BFA) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $36,161
Careers:Musicians and SingersArtists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73 to 76
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 July 27, 2020