BA, Art History

Division: Art History and Contemporary
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Program: Major in Art History (Non-Studio)

Program Length: 4 years (see Degree Requirements)

Campus: Fountain Campus

Program Entry

The Major in Art History requires students to complete 42 credits of art history credits as specified below and to declare their intention to major in art history.

Program Requirements

Years 1-4. Courses Required:
FNDN 1200 Intro to Visual Culture(3-credits)
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)
LASC (liberal arts and science) XXXX(51-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. Marilyn McKay
Division Chair