BA, Art History

Division: Art History and Contemporary
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Program: Major in Art History

Program Length: 4 years (see Degree Requirements)

Campus: Fountain Campus

Program Entry

Students are admitted to the Major in Art History (Non-Studio) after completing 30 LAS credits at another accredited university or college with a “C” or above and declaring their intention to major in art history (non-studio). Students may transfer a maximum of 75 credits.

Program Requirements

Completion of Foundation Year 1. 30 Credits of 1000-level courses including:
FNDN 1010 Intro to Studio practice(3-credits)    
FNDN 1100 Foundation Drawing I(3-credits)    
FNDN 1200 Intro to Visual Culture(3-credits)    
FNDN 1800 Writing for the Arts(3-credits)    
Years 2-4. Courses Required:
AHIS 2010 Survey of 19th C Art(3-credits)    
AHIS 2020 Survey of 20th C Art(3-credits)    
AHIS XXXX (3 credits of Ancient Art) 
AHIS XXXX (3 credits of Medieval Art) 
AHIS 27XX (3 credits of Renaissance/Baroque Art) 
AHIS 3XXX (3 credits of Canadian Art) 
AHIS XXXX (3 credits of Indigenous Art) 
AHIS 3600 Introduction to Art Theory and Criticism(3-credits)    
Elective/Open Credits:
AHIS/FHIS 2XXX or above(3-credits)    
AHIS/FHIS 3XXX or above(9-credits)    
AHIS/FHIS 4XXX or above(6-credits)    
ENGL XXXX(3-credits)    
LASC (liberal arts and science) XXXX(15-credits)    
2000 Level Studio 2XXX(6-credits)    
Open credits(24-credits)    

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a description of all courses available during your undergraduate studies.

Available Minors

There are many minors to complement your art history (non-studio) major, including ceramics, drawing, fashion, film studies, illustration, jewellery design and metalsmithing, print/paper/book, textiles and journalism. 


Faculty members are accomplished artists, scholars, educators and leaders in their craft. Dr. Marilyn McKay is the Art History and Contemporary Culture Division Chair. For a list of full faculty, click the button below.

Dr. Marylin McKay
Division Chair