Academic Calendar - 2020 ARCHIVE

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020ARCHIVE

Western Main Campus

Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Visual Arts

Admission Requirements

Completion of first year requirements including 1.0 course from either Art History 1640, or the former Visual Arts History 1040 or two of Art History 1641A/B, Art History 1642A/B, Art History 1644A/B, Art History 1646A/B or Art History 1648A/B, or the former VAH 1041A/B, the former VAH 1042A/B, the former VAH 1043A/B, the former VAH 1044A/B and the former VAH 1045A/B, with a minimum grade of 60% in each one.

Module/Program Information

6.0 courses:

3.0 courses in Art History at the 2600-level or the former VAH at the 2200-level.
1.0 courses in Art History at the 3600-level or the former VAH at the 3300-level.
0.5 course: Art History 4600F/G/Z.
0.5 course in Art History at the 4600-level or the former VAH at the 4400-level.
1.0 additional course in Art History or Museum and Curatorial Studies at the 2600-level or above, or the former VAH at the 2200-level or above.


  • A minimum of 1.0 0.5 Art History course or the former VAH course must be in historical eras prior to 1800 or topics in non-Western Art.
  • A maximum of 1.0 Art History course at the 3600-level or the former VAH course at the 3300-level may be substituted with 1.0 of: Indigenous Studies 2501F/G, Classical Studies 3530E, Classical Studies 3550E, Classical Studies 3555E or the former Classical Studies 3520E.
    Students considering graduate studies in Art History or other Humanities disciplines are strongly encouraged to study a language other than English, during their undergraduate years.
  • This Major may not be combined with any of the Honours Specializations in the Department of Visual Arts.

Related Information

For modules that can and cannot be combined, please visit the Visual Arts Modular Checklist site