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Visual Studies

As of 2013, the Visual Studies major will now be offered as direct entry program through the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.


A Visual Studies minor is available through the Faculty of Arts & Science. Visual Studies emphasizes a strong commitment to the social, cultural and theoretical issues embodied in the current art community.


Admission Information

  • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
  • There is no portfolio requirement
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


Honour Bachelor of Arts Program

  • Visual Studies (minor option) - see Daniels for major program


First-Year Courses

  • VIS 120H1- Visual Concepts
  • VIS 130H1 - Visual Strategies


Advice for First Year

Students interested in Visual Studies programs should enrol in VIS 120H1 and VIS 130H1. Students who wish to pursue the specialist option should also take FAH 102H1 – The Practice of Art History.  Visual Studies is a limited program.  Interested students must request an invitation and achieve a minimum of B- in each of VIS120 and VIS130 to declare Visual Studies as their program.