Visual Arts - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Express yourself! Come work in our stunning new facilities, with supportive faculty who want you to realize your creative potential. We offer in-depth studio practices, exhibition opportunities, and exposure to the cultural institutions of Windsor and Detroit.

Sample Courses: Studio Practice and Ideas (Space, Image, Drawing), Modern Art, Introductory Photography, Contemporary Visual Culture, Survey of Art History

Career Tracks: Creative director, illustrator, graphic designer, photographer, marketing manager

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Minimum Average: 70%
Mean Average: 83%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Share your passion for visual arts with budding Picassos and Emily Carrs in this program where you’ll earn two degrees at once. You’ll work toward your BA (general) in our stunning School of Creative Arts building while studying education and getting teaching experience in schools. At the end, you’ll be eligible to teach intermediate/senior students (Grades 7-12).

Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Studio Practice and Ideas, Modern Art, Contemporary Visual Culture

Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning specialist, academic administrator, educational assistant, creative director, graphic designer

Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: English/ENG4U
Note: Admission to first year only
Minimum Average: 75%
Mean Average: 86%
Note: Admission to first year only

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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 Joshua Babcock

"My four years spent in the Visual Arts department contributed positively to my development as a person, an artist, and a citizen of Windsor-Essex County. Through my education, I was fortunate enough to meet a number of likeminded young artists, with whom I would collaborate for years to come. I have also witnessed the true dedication of SoCA’s faculty members, some of whom I have remained in contact with for many years. Visual Arts at Windsor is a unique program and I am proud to call myself an alumnus."

Joshua Babcock
BA in Visual Arts

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What Will I Learn?

  • Expressing oneself confidently, assertively and purposefully through visual imagery
  • Creating works of visual art using a variety of techniques, practices, and media
  • Organizing visual information effectively using appropriate technological methods and software packages

  • Developing visual literacy: the ability to understand the powerful role of images in contemporary media contexts and to convey one’s own ideas and arguments thoughtfully through the creation of new images, works of art, film or architecture
  • Designing, staging, managing, and overseeing effective visual campaigns and productions
  • Analyzing and assessing works of visual art for formal/technical quality of expression; grouping and curating disparate works logically and meaningfully
  • Understanding and evaluating the rhetorical function of visual advertising materials


Employment Rate of Graduates*

*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Fine and Applied Arts, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Advertising analyst
  • Architect
  • Art gallery manager
  • Art therapist
  • Arts administrator
  • Cinematographer
  • Communications specialist
  • Conservator
  • Creative director
  • Curator
  • Development officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Graphic designer
  • Interior designer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing manager
  • Multimedia illustrator
  • Museum director
  • Photographer
  • Professional artist
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Set designer
  • Studio co-ordinator
  • Teacher
  • Web designer

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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