Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Drawing Critique

The Undergraduate Programs in Visual Arts at Western University are an exciting context for learning, creative action, and innovation. The programs combine the study of art history and theory with lively, contemporary art production. Our commitment to integrating art theory with studio work from the very beginning of the program sets us apart from other schools.

Note: All studio courses require materials, the majority of which must be provided by the student. Information on approximate expenses for each course can be obtained by consulting the Department. All studio courses have limited enrolments with priority given to students in Visual Arts degree programs.

The Visual Arts Department presently offers 4 undergraduate degrees:

  • Honors Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses
  • Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts (Studio Arts) (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses
  • Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year) 20.0 required courses
  • Bachelor of Arts (Three-Year) 15.0 required courses


The Degree Structure:

Approved Module Combinations for Degrees:  http://www.westerncalendar.uwo.ca/2015/pg83.html   

Students choose appropriate Visual Arts modules for each degree type:

Honors Bachelor of Arts

  • Honors Specialization in Art History and Studio Art, or

  • Honors Specialization in Art History and Museum Studies, or

  • Double Major with one Major being the Major in Art History and Studio Art, the Major in Art History, or the Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies.

Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts (Portfolio Required)

  • Honors Specialization in Studio Arts only

Bachelor of Arts (Four-Year)

  • Specialization in Visual Arts or

  • Major in Art History and Studio Art or

  • Major in Art History or

  • Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Three-Year)

  • Major in Art History and Studio Art, or

  • Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies, or

  • Double Minor with one of the Minors being Art History and Studio Art